Weary-legged, arms raised high above his head, a gold medal draped around his neck – this is Nathan Hart in all his glory.
Canberra’s cycling sensation Hart won the World Cup men’s sprint gold medal over Poland’s Mateusz Rudyk in two races at the UCI track cycling World Cup in New Zealand on Sunday.
Frenchman Sebastien Vigier claimed bronze ahead of New Zealand hopeful Ethan Mitchell in a thrilling decider, but the day will always belong to Hart.
The triumph will go down as one of the 25-year-old’s finest moments – an impressive feat when a glance at his resume reveals Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games appearances.
It came just two days after Hart won a silver medal as part of Australia’s team sprint outfit, which went down to New Zealand.