Killeen hoping for another Commonwealth Games medal

British mountain biker Liam Killeen aims to repeat his Commonwealth Games bronze medal winning performance in Melbourne next year. Killeen was 20 when he finished third in the cross country race at Manchester in 2002, his first medal at senior international level. Three years later he has gained experience on the international circuit, including a fifth place in the cross country event at the Athens 2004 Olympics and a string of top-10 World Cup finishes.

Liam has fond memories of the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games and believes his extra experience will help him achieve another podium finish at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, subject to selection. "I was expecting to be in the top five, but I had an exceptionally good race on the day," he recalled. "I felt very good and had prepared really well.

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