Jason Kenny - rider profile, biog, cycling results, photos

JASON KENNY
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
2013
World champion, keirin

2012
Olympic champion, team sprint
Olympic champion, sprint

2011
World champion, sprint
National champion, team sprint

2010
Track World Cup, Melbourne, team sprint

2009
Track World Cup, Copenhagen, team sprint gold
National champion, team sprint

2008
Olympic champion, team sprint
Olympic games silver medallist, individual sprint
Gold medal, sprint Manchester World Cup
Gold medal, team sprint Manchester World Cup

2006
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, Revolution Series 2014, London Lee Valley VeloPark, Saturday afternoon

Jason Kenny, Revolution Series 2014, London Lee Valley VeloPark, Saturday afternoon

Jason Kenny, Revolution Series, London, March 2014, day one

Jason Kenny, Revolution Series, London, March 2014, day one

Jason Kenny celebrates mens sprint 2011 world track championships Apeldoorn.jpg Jason Kenny celebrates winning sprint gold, London 2012 Olympic Games, track day 5 Jason Kenny, sprint gold, London 2012 Olympic Games, track day five Jason Kenny, Track World Championships 2013, day 2 morning Jason Kenny wins keirin, Revolution Series, January 4 2014, Manchester

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