Jason Kenny

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23/03/1988
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Olympic titles: Three
Elite world champion titles: Two

About Jason

Olympic gold medallist at both Beijing 2008 and London 2012, Jason Kenny was spotted at his local Go-Ride Club.

Following British Cycling’s Performance Pathway, Kenny is Olympic sprint and team sprint champion, having previously won team sprint gold and sprint silver in 2008.

Achieving numerous world and European titles as a junior, Jason was selected to represent Team GB for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games as man two for the team sprint, alongside Jamie Staff and Sir Chris Hoy.

At the age of just 20, Kenny became an Olympic champion, before winning silver in the sprint, where he narrowly missed out in the final to Sir Chris Hoy.

Jason was awarded his first world sprint championship title in 2012 (for the 2011 championships) after Frenchman Gregory Bauge was stripped of the title after infringing anti-doping rules.

At the age of 24, Jason competed at his second Olympic Games adding a second team sprint gold medal (with Philip Hindes and Sir Chris Hoy). He added a second gold in the sprint competition where once again he met Bauge in the final, winning the gold medal.

In the 2013 New Year’s Honours list, Jason was made an OBE for his services to cycling.

Jason became the world keirin champion at the 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk.

At the 2014 Commownealth Games in Glasgow, Jason won the silver medal in the sprint and team sprint (with Phil Hindes and Kian Emadi). Jason made a solid start to the UCI Track Cycling World Cup series by winning gold in the sprint (with Phil Hindes and Callum Skinner) and a silver in the sprint.

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Selected Career Highlights to Date

2014

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Guadalajara (Mexico)

Gold, Team sprint

Silver, Sprint

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow (UK)

Silver, Sprint
Silver, Team sprint


2013

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Bronze, Team sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Aguascalientes (Mexico)

Silver, Team sprint

Silver, Sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Minsk (Belarus)

Gold, Keirin

UEC European Track Championships, Apeldoorn (Holland)

Silver, Keirin
Bronze, Sprint

2012

Olympic Games, London (UK)

Gold, Team sprint
Gold, Sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Glasgow (UK)

Silver, Team sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Melbourne (Australia)

Silver, Sprint
Bronze, Keirin

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, London (UK)

Bronze, Team sprint


2011

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Apeldoorn (Holland)

Gold, Sprint
Bronze, Team sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Silver, Sprint
Bronze, Team sprint

2010

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Melbourne (Australia)

Gold, Team sprint

UEC European Track Championships, Pruszkow (Poland)

Gold, Kierin


2009

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Silver, Team sprint
Bronze, Sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Pruszkow (Poland)

Silver, Team sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Gold, Team sprint

UEC European Track Championships, Minsk (Belarus)

Silver, Keirin
Silver, Sprint
Silver, Team sprint

2008

Olympic Games, Beijing (China)

Gold, Team sprint
Silver, Sprint

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester (UK)

Gold, Sprint
Gold, Team sprint
Silver Keirin


2007

UEC U23 European Track Championships, Cottbus (Germany)

Bronze, Team sprint
Bronze, Sprint

2006

UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships, Gent (Belgium)

Gold, Keirin
Gold, Team sprint
Gold, Sprint

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