GB Cycling Team Rider Biography
Revised March 2015
 

Jody Cundy

Kilo, Team Sprint, Individual Pursuit
Current Team: Para-T Paracycling Team
DOB: 14.10.1978 | From: Wisbech, Cambridgeshire | Based: Manchester

Paralympic titles: Two
Elite world champion titles: Nine
Disability:
Below knee amputation
Classification:
C4

About Jody

Jody was born with a deformed right foot which was amputated at the age of three. He was then fitted with an artificial leg.

As a swimmer, Cundy won 23 (14 gold, four silver and five bronze) international medals in a career spanning 10 years.

In 2005 his career path changed after a ride on the boards of the Newport Velodrome where potential was first spotted.

While still swimming on the Great Britain team Jody was invited to a time trial for a place on the 2006 Paralympic World Cup team after his times in training attracted the interest of the GB Para-Cycling Team.

He was offered a place to ride in the team sprint alongside Darren Kenny and Mark Bristow, setting a new world record, after which he joined the Great Britain Para-Cycling Team.

In 2006 Jody won his first individual gold medal at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Aigle, Switzerland, breaking the world record in the process.

From that victory he has gone on to become the fastest solo Paralympian on a bike and won multiple medals on the world stage.

At the 2012 Paralympic Games, a start gate incident denied Jody the chance of defending his kilo title after the commisaires refused a restart. Jody won the bronze medal in the pursuit event.

At the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Jody set the new world record in the kilo event, posting a time of 1:01.466 and in 2015, he defended his title in Apeldoorn, recording a sea-level PB of 1:04.381.

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Jody Cundy: Selected Career Highlights to Date

2015

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Apeldoorn (Holland)

Gold, Kilo


2014

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Aguascalientes (Mexico)

Gold, Kilo

 

2012

London Paralympics, London (UK)

Bronze, Individual pursuit

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Los Angeles (USA)

Gold, Kilo
Silver, Team sprint
Bronze, Pursuit


2011

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari (Italy)

Gold, Kilo
Gold, Team sprint
Silver, Individual pursuit


2009

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Manchester (UK)

Gold, LC2 kilo
Gold, Team sprint


2008

Paralympic Games, Beijing (China)

Gold - LC2 kilo
Gold - Team sprint


2007

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Bordeaux (France)

Gold, LC2 kilo
Gold, Team sprint


2006

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Aigle (Switzerland)

Gold - LC2 Kilo