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

Becky James’s track sprinting career has been frustratingly interrupted 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 the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to injury.

A tentative return to competition in 2015 saw James face competition among her fellow Great Britain track sprinters to fill the available places in the nation’s line-up for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

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Becky James has withdrawn from the up-coming Commonwealth Games with a knee injury sustained in training.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…