Jason Kenny: Rider Profile

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Jason Kenny celebrates winning sprint gold, London 2012 Olympic Games, track day 5
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JASON KENNY

Date of birth: 23/03/1988

From: Bolton

Disciplines: Track sprint

Team: Sky Track Cycling

Jason Kenny career profile

Track sprint specialist Jason Kenny is firmly established as one of Great Britain's leading Olympic riders, with three gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Games.

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

Just two years later, he impressed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was part of the gold medal-winning team sprint squad and also claimed 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.

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 controversially selected ahead of Hoy for the individual sprint at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Kenny, Hoy and Philip 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.

After the success in London, Kenny claimed the world title in the keirin in 2013, and the sprint world title in 2015. Kenny is selected to take part in the sprint disciplines at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Jason Kenny results
2016
World champion, sprint

2015
National champion, 1km time trial

National champion, team sprint

2014

Track World Cup, Mexico; team sprint

National champion, team sprint

2013

World champion, keirin

National champion, keirin

National champion, sprint

National champion, team sprint

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
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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

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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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