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Jason Kenny

Full name: Jason Francis Kenny
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: March 23, 1988 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Affiliations: Sportcity Velo
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Jason Kenny was a multiple world champion at junior level winning three gold medals at both the World and European junior track championships in 2006. He made his World Cup debut for Great Britain late in 2006 as a member of the team sprint trio that posted a victory in Moscow. Although he raced for his country in World Cup events in the 2007/08 season it was considered a mild surprise when he was chosen for Beijing ahead of more experienced team-mates.

On his first appearance on the Olympic stage he rode second wheel for the British team sprinters as they set a new world best for the event and then went on help the team defeat their French rivals for the Olympic title.

Kenny broke his personal best time by a considerable margin in qualifying for the individual sprint and won every heat he contested until defeated by compatriot Chris Hoy in the final.

Kenny was defeated by France's Gregory Bauge in the final of the sprint event at the 2011 World Championships but was elevated to world champion when Bauge had his results annulled for most of 2011 after missing three out of competition doping tests.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Cycling Men's Sprint Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Cycling Men's Team Sprint Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2012 Summer 24 London Cycling Men's Sprint Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2012 Summer 24 London Cycling Men's Team Sprint Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank RW T R1T R2T
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Final Round Match 1/2 2 0
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 2
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 2
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Eighth-Finals Heat Two 1 10.531
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 10.672
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Qualifying Round 2 9.857
2012 Summer 24 London Cycling Great Britain Final Round Heat 1/2 1 10.232 10.308
2012 Summer 24 London Cycling Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q 10.159 10.166
2012 Summer 24 London Cycling Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 Q 10.433 10.030
2012 Summer 24 London Cycling Great Britain Round Two Heat One 1 Q 10.363
2012 Summer 24 London Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat One 1 Q
2012 Summer 24 London Cycling Great Britain Qualifying Round 1 9.713

Men's Team Sprint

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 43.128
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Four 1 QU 43.034
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 1 QU 42.950
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round Heat Six 1 QU
2012 Summer 24 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Heat 1/2 1
2012 Summer 24 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Four 1
2012 Summer 24 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 1
2012 Summer 24 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round Heat Five 1