Ashlee Ankudinoff is a cyclist and Olympian was awarded a Scholarship within the 2011 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, she was paired with Michelle Ford-Eriksson MBE as her Mentor.
Ashlee was born in Greenacre, New South Wales, in 1990, and succeeded in many different sports as a junior. She thrived in Athletics, Triathlon and Hockey, and committed to cycling after meeting Gary Sutton, who would become her coach.
Shortly after dedicating herself to track cycling, Ashlee won gold in the Individual Pursuit and the Team Pursuit at the World Junior Track Championships in 2008 and was a member of the team which won bronze at the World Championships in 2009.
2010 saw Ashlee move to the senior ranks and she won the Omnium at the Australian Track Championships before winning the Points Race and the Team Pursuit at the Oceania Championships. She followed this with a gold medal in the Team Pursuit at the UCI World Track Championships and was selected for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Ashlee reached the podium at more World Cup and world championship meets before being selected in the Australian team for the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, finishing 5th in the Team Pursuit. A year later, she collected silver medals in both Pursuit events at the world champs and reached yet another Commonwealth Games in 2018 and won another gold medal in the Team Pursuit.
More success at international level earned her selection in another national team, and she competed at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021. Ashlee also undertook studies at the Australian College of Physical Education.
Honours & Achievements
- 2009: Pruszkow World Championships, Team Pursuit 3rd.
- 2010: Delhi Commonwealth Games, 3000m Individual Pursuit 9th.
- 2010: Ballerup World Championships, Team Pursuit 1st.
- 2011: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder.
- 2012: Melbourne World Championships, 3000m Individual Pursuit 3rd.
- 2013: Minsk World Championships, Team Pursuit 2.
- 2014: Cali Women’s World Championships, Scratch 19th.
- 2015: Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines World Championships, Team Pursuit 1.
- 2016: London World Championships, Team Pursuit 5th.
- 2016: Rio Olympic Games, Team Pursuit 5th.
- 2017: Hong Kong Wold Championships, 3000m Individual Pursuit 2nd.
- 2017: Hong Kong Wold Championships, Team Pursuit 2nd.
- 2018: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – 4000m Team Pursuit Gold (4:15.214).
- 2018: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – 3000m Individual Pursuit Fourth (3:31.093).
- 2020: Tokyo Olympic Games – Team Track Pursuit 5.