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Aussie Meares wins 500m time trial

Updated: August 20, 2004, 3:57 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Complaints about the Olympic velodrome were piling high, with riders concerned that wind, dust and heat would slow down times.

Turns out, the fretting was unfounded.

Australia's Anna Meares set a world record and Britain's Chris Hoy followed with an Olympic-record ride in time trials during the first track cycling session Friday. Both gold medalists also won world titles earlier this year.

"I wasn't even looking at a world record, to tell you the truth, ...

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