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Jason Kenny

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 6
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 7
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJason Francis•Kenny
Used nameJason•Kenny
Born23 March 1988 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England (GBR)
Measurements178 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsSportcity Velo
NOC(s) Great Britain

Biography

Jason Kenny was a multiple world champion at junior level winning three gold medals at both the World and European junior track championships in 2006. He made his World Cup debut for Great Britain late in 2006 as a member of the team sprint trio that posted a victory in Moscow. Although he raced for his country in World Cup events in the 2007/08 season it was considered a mild surprise when he was chosen for Beijing ahead of more experienced team-mates.

On his first appearance on the Olympic stage he rode second wheel for the British team sprinters as they set a new world best for the event and then went on help the team defeat their French rivals for the Olympic title. Kenny broke his personal best time by a considerable margin in qualifying for the individual sprint and won every heat he contested until defeated by compatriot Chris Hoy in the final.

Kenny was defeated by France’s Gregory Bauge in the final of the sprint event at the 2011 World Championships but was elevated to world champion when Bauge had his results annulled for most of 2011 after missing three competition doping tests. The following year, Kenny took his tally of Olympic gold medals to three when he won the individual and team sprint at London 2012. He followed that with a second World Championship gold medal when he won the keirin in Minsk in 2013, and just before the 2016 Olympics, he won his third world title in the individual sprint. At Rio, Kenny took his total of Olympic medals to seven, including a record equaling six golds by a British athlete (shared with fellow cyclist Chris Hoy, as he once more added the two sprint titles and also the keirin gold to his collection. His total of seven medals is just one behind the all-time Olympic cycling record of Bradley Wiggins. In September 2016 Jason married fellow British Olympic cyclist [Laura Trott] () and it as announced in the following February that they were expecting their first baby.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
2008 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) Sprint, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Great Britain    
  Team Sprint, Men Olympic Great Britain 1 Gold
2012 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) Sprint, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Great Britain    
  Team Sprint, Men Olympic Great Britain 1 Gold
2016 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) Sprint, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Great Britain    
  Keirin, Men Olympic 1 Gold
  Team Sprint, Men Olympic Great Britain 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
2008 Summer Olympics 15 – 15 August 2008 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Sprint, Men Qualifying Round, Heat Six 42,950 1
2008 Summer Olympics 17 – 17 August 2008 Cycling Track (Cycling) Sprint, Men Qualifying Round 9.857 2
2012 Summer Olympics 2 August 2012 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Sprint, Men Round One, Heat Four 42.747 WR 1
2012 Summer Olympics 2 August 2012 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Sprint, Men Final Round, Heat 1/2 42.600 WR 1
2012 Summer Olympics 4 August 2012 Cycling Track (Cycling) Sprint, Men Qualifying Round 9.713 1
2016 Summer Olympics 11 August 2016 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Sprint, Men Qualifying Round, Heat Three 42.562 1
2016 Summer Olympics 11 August 2016 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Sprint, Men Final Round, Heat 1/2 42.440 WR 1
2016 Summer Olympics 12 August 2016 Cycling Track (Cycling) Sprint, Men Qualifying Round 9.551 1

Olympic family relations

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