Lippy puts gloss on medals



? GOLD, silver, bronze, bright pink ?...?what colour do you choose when you want to look your best?

For Rockhampton's wonder sisters Anna and Kerrie Meares, it's a final touch of make-up that makes all the difference.

Waiting in the tunnel to collect their latest Commonwealth Games medals on Saturday night, the track cycling duo was spotted quickly applying some lipstick.

It only took a few seconds but it was enough to make the beaming sisters even more confident as Anna prepared to receive her silver and Kerrie a bronze in the same event, the sprint.

"I don't know what colour the lipstick was,'' Anna revealed exclusively to The Morning Bulletin. "That was my media manager's. I lost mine.

"I normally wear something that's bright pink or red.''

Anna's silver and Kerrie's bronze medal concluded their track program at the Games. In the 500m time trial on Thursday, Olympic champion Anna won a gold and older sister Kerrie received her first bronze.

When quizzed how their Middlemount father Tony was coping with all the attention in Melbourne, Anna grinned: "Dad looks a bit whiter, a bit greyer''.

The Meares sisters clearly love their family and embrace their fans. And they always present a unified face.

Despite suffering a terrible headache, Kerrie soldiered on through interview after interview, smiling the entire time as she sipped on her water.

Anna was also tired but still managed to climb from the velodrome track into the stands to pose with strangers who wanted photos of her with their kids.

But that's how the professional siblings handle the fame which has put Rockhampton on the sporting map again the past week.



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