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Date of Birth: 30 December 1986
Place of Birth: Melbourne Victoria
Occupation: Cyclist
Home Club: Carnegie Caulfield CC
Coach: Sean Eadie
UCI Rankings: Click to view
HOBBIES: Golf, reading

Shane Perkins (Perko to his friends) was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1986. His father Daryl Perkins was a very talented track sprinter back in the 1960’s representing Australia at both the Olympic Games in 1964 and winning a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in 1966.

Although cycling was in his blood Perko initially played cricket, football and then basketball. It wasn’t until the age of 14 that he jumped on his bike and enjoyed instant success winning the Victorian Sprint Championship.

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Within three months of taking up cycling, he had qualified to compete at the U15 Australian National Championships in Sydney, where he won two gold medals and broke two Australian records in the process. It was clear to all that Perko was a huge talent and was destined for greatness. Perko has continued to improve year after year taking out multiple Sprint & Keirin Australian Championship titles along with numerous UCI Track World Cup Sprint and Keirin victories. Following his Silver medal in the Sprint at the UCI Track World Championships in 2010 Perko went one better in 2011 when he took home gold in the Keirin at the World Championships.

The Australian team of Shane Perkins, Scott Sunderland and Matthew Glaetzer edged ahead of France to win the Team Sprint at the 2012 UCI Track World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. Perko also showed he is in impressive form by finishing fourth in the Men’s Sprint finals.

Perko overcame illness at the 2012 London Olympic Games to be the only male sprinter to make it to all Team Sprint, Sprint and Keirin finals. He won a Bronze medal in the Sprint in his very first appearance at an Olympic Games. He now has his eyes set on Gold in Rio!Following shoulder surgery in January to repair an injury he received after being hit by a car out training the week of the 2012 World Championships in Melbourne he returned to Japan to compete in the Japanese Keirin racing. After a quick trip to KL and Australia to win a few more international races he returned to Japan to win 15 races from 16 starts and 1 second!

Shane now a Nationalised Russian Citizen is preparing for the UCI World Championships season and is aiming for his penultimate goal of competing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

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  • 2012

    Olympics Games UK

  • 2012

    Track World Championship AUS

  • 2011

    Track World Championship NLD

  • 2010

    Commonwealth Games IND

  • 2010

    Track World Championship DEN

  • 2009

    Track World Championships POL

  • 2008

    World Track Championships GBR

  • 2007

    World Track Championships ESP

  • 2007

    Oceania Track Championships AUS

  • 2006

    World Track Championships FRA

  • 2006

    Commonwealth Games AUS

  • 2005/06

    Track World Cups

  • 2004

    World Junior Track Championships USA

  • 2003

    World Junior Track Championships RUS

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