Date of birth: 23/03/1988

From: Bolton

Disciplines: Track sprint

Team: Sky Track Cycling

Jason Kenny career profile

Still only 20 years old, Jason Kenny is already an Olympic champion and one of British cycling’s brightest young prospects.

At the age of only 18, the rider from Bolton won three golds at the European junior track championships and then repeated the feat to take three golds at the World junior track championships in the same year.

Just two years later and he is already one of the best senior sprinters in the world after impressing at the Beijing Olympics. He was part of the gold medal-winning team sprint squad and also won a silver medal behind triple gold-medallist Chris Hoy in the individual sprint.

Just six weeks after, Kenny was racing again at the Manchester world cup where he won the sprint and the team sprint, but got pipped in the keirin. He is part of the Sky+HD professional track team that was launched at the world cup in early November.

With some of British cycling’s elder statesmen coming towards the end of their careers, Kenny may well be the star of the London Olympics in 2012 and beyond.

In January 2012, Kenny was awarded the 2011 world track sprint title after Frenchman Grégory Baugé was stripped of the win by the UCI due to an anti-doping infringement.

Kenny was selected ahead of Hoy for the individual sprint at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Kenny, Hoy and Hindes won gold in the team sprint event. Kenny followed it up with an imperious performance in the individual sprint to take his second gold of the Games.

Jason Kenny results


World champion, keirin


Olympic champion, team sprint

Olympic champion, sprint


World champion, sprint

National champion, team sprint


Track World Cup, Melbourne, team sprint


Track World Cup, Copenhagen, team sprint gold

National champion, team sprint


Olympic champion, team sprint

Olympic games silver medallist, individual sprint

Gold medal, sprint Manchester World Cup

Gold medal, team sprint Manchester World Cup


Junior world track champion, keirin

Junior world track champion, team sprint

Junior world track champion, individual sprint

Junior European track champion, keirin

Junior European track champion, team sprint

Junior European track champion, individual sprint

Jason Kenny photos

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Jason Kenny

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