GOUGH Westley < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 04 May 1988 in Waipukurau, NZL
Height1.85 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Waipukurau, NZL
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Subway Pro Cycling Team: New Zealand
General Interest
Hobbies Eating out, spending time with friends. (ridestrong.org.nz, 27 Mar 2009)
Injuries He broke his forearm during the Phil Van Conningsloo Memorial race in Belgium in 2010. (tvnz.co.nz, 08 Jun 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a silver in the individual pursuit and the team pursuit at the 2006 World Junior Championships. (New Zealand Commonwealth Games Guides, 2010)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? He became interested in the sport through watching his father compete in cycling.
General Interest
Ambitions To win a gold medal in the team pursuit event at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (roadcycling.co.nz, 03 Feb 2010)
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Tim Carswell
When and where did you begin this sport? He began the sport at age 12.
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
General Interest
Nicknames Wes (subwaycycling.co.nz, 24 Apr 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "It is how you show up at the showdown that counts." (subwaycycling.co.nz, 24 Apr 2011)
Other information BELATED MEDAL
He was awarded a bronze medal for his contribution to New Zealand's third-place finish at the 2008 Olympic Games. Despite not featuring in the final, the IOC gave him an extra medal after New Zealand management appealed for his efforts to be rewarded. In previous Olympic Games, reserve cyclists had been awarded medals but that was not the case in Beijing where other sports adopted differing rules. (nzherald.co.nz, 27 Aug 2008)