Becky James

Nationality: British
Date of birth: 29/11/91
From: Abergavenny
Height: 1.71m
Team: Great Britain

Becky James’s sparkling track career has been frustratingly interupted by injury and illness. She missed out on a place at the London Olympics but bounced back the following year to win four medals across four sprint disciplines (including two world titles), something only Anna Meares had previously achieved.

A disappointing campaign at the 2014 track world championships in Cali was followed by her pulling out of last summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to injury. James now has 18 months to make up lost ground on Germany’s Kristina Vogel before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Becky James, Track World Championships 2013, day three morning

Becky James out of Commonwealth Games

Becky James has withdrawn from the up-coming Commonwealth Games with a knee injury sustained in training. James had taken two weeks out of training for a minor surgical procedure, then…