Liliya Tatarinoff

Liliya Tatarinoff owned the podium in the junior events at the 2024 AusCycling Track National Championships in Brisbane winning four gold medals.

The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder is now the national champion in the Junior Women’s 500m Time Trial, the Junior Women’s Sprint, the Junior Women’s Keirin and the Junior Women’s Team Sprint (with Maya Dillon [NSWIS] and Phoenix Julian).

On Day Three, Tatarinoff won the Junior Women’s 500m Time Trial.

“I’m pretty happy. I definitely think there’s more work to be done for if I go to junior worlds. For the first lap, that’s definitely where I want to improve. And if I get faster in the first lap, then the second lap I’ll be coming in faster, so hopefully that lap will be faster as well. So yeah, I’m pretty happy with how I went today though.

Liliya Tatarinoff

“NSWIS has been a great, great help. And my coach, Sean Eadie, he’s been great. A very good coach. And all my teammates are great to train with.”

The previous day, the NSWIS athlete won the Junior Women’s Sprint.

“I’m definitely happy to get the national jersey,” Tatarinoff said.

“It’s been a good lead-up to TrackNats and I’m excited for what will hopefully be my second junior worlds in China this August. I’m definitely hoping to go better than last year at junior worlds because I’ll be a second-year.

“I’ve finished school so I have more time to focus on training so hopefully I can just rip it and be a lot faster than last year.

“I’ve been focusing on my start for the 500m time trial because I’ve got a good second lap, but my first lap needs improvement and I’m still working on that.

“And training on bigger gears because that seems to be the thing right now.

“I am excited (to jump into the elites next year) but also nervous. I think it will be good to have that really tough competition and be in the mix.

“It’s definitely inspiring (seeing Alessia winning at 20 years old) so hopefully I can follow her footsteps and be up with the big dogs soon.”

Article courtesy of AusCycling

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.