CYCLIST Cameron Meyer was named WA Institute of Sport (WAIS) Athlete of the Year at the WAIS 2017 Annual Awards last night.
Meyer completed a stunning return to track cycling at this year’s World Championships in Hong Kong winning three medals.
He was part of the gold medal winning Australian pursuit squad and won an eighth career rainbow jersey in the points race.
The 29 year-old, who is the first WAIS athlete to win the top award three times, then partnered with Callum Scotson to finish second in the Madison.
Meyer was not able to attend the event but via a video message said the award topped off a fantastic season and he was looking forward to next year’s Commonwealth Games.
“I couldn’t have done it without the support of WAIS, they’re huge in supporting me every time I come back to Perth, I’ve got all of the facilities I need, I’ve got the right support network around me and it really helps towards achieving the goals that I really want to do,” he said.
WAIS Winners 2017
Junior WAIS Athlete of the Year – Rowers Annabelle McIntyre and Bronwyn Cox
Coach of the Year – Men’s water polo coach Paul Oberman
Program of the Year – Challenge High Performance Training Centre – Swimming.
Wally Foreman Foundation Scholarships – Matt Wearn (sailing), Matt Richardson (cycling) and Thomas McHugh (wheelchair basketball)