Jody Cundy

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Jody Cundy

Revised: April 2016

Disciplines
Kilo, Team Sprint, Individual Pursuit
Current Team
Para-T Paracycling Team
DOB
14/10/1978
From
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Based
Manchester
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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.

At the 2016 Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy, Jody defended his kilo title once again and was part of the team sprint squad, alongside Jon Allan Butterworth and Louis Rolfe that won team sprint gold.

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Selected Career Highlights to Date

2016

UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari (Italy)
Gold, Kilo
Gold, Team Sprint

 

2015

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

2014

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

2012

Paralympic Games, 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