By CyclingWeekly Staff published
Date of birth: 29/11/91
From: Abergavenny, Wales, Great Britain
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.
At the 2016 World Championships in London, James placed third in the keirin, a key selection event for the 2016 Olympics. Subsequently, she was handed a ride in Rio and will contest the keirin and sprint. GB did not qualify a place for the women's team sprint.
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Double world champion and two-time Olympic silver medallist Becky James has announced that she is retiring to concentrate on her cake-making business.
By Henry Robertshaw • Published
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By Chris Marshall-Bell • Published
Becky James takes silver and Katy Marchant wins bronze in women's sprint
Germany's Kristina Vogel took the gold after beating Becky James 2-0 in the final of the Olympic women's sprint
By Richard Windsor • Published
Becky James and Katy Marchant progress to 1/8 final of track sprint
Team GB pair of Becky James and Katy Marchant both came through their track sprint rounds to progress at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
By Jack Elton-Walters • Published
Becky James beats Victoria Pendleton's Olympic Record in women's sprint qualifying
The British rider went off early in the order and beat the Olympic Record of compatriot Victoria Pendleton
By Jack Elton-Walters • Published
Silver for Becky James in women's keirin in Rio; Elis Ligtlee takes gold
Britain's Becky James secures silver medal in the women's keirin at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
By Nigel Wynn • Published
Team GB track cyclists show off their Olympic kit
Track cyclists were at the NEC in Birmingham this week to pick up their Olympic Games kit and pose for these photos
By Stuart Clarke • Published
Becky James and her fightback to fitness
Following her stunning performance at the 2013 Track World Championships in Belarus where she won four medals in the four sprint events, James has suffered more than one career threatening episode. We interviewed her at the start of her winter track racing campaign that has now heralded a bronze medal in the keirin.
By Richard Abraham • Published
Becky James happy with 'unbelievable' keirin bronze at Track Worlds
Becky James wins bronze in the keirin on her return to the Track World Championships after two years out with injury
By Sophie Hurcom • Published