JASON KENNY <br> - Cyclist -

Having won numerous World and European titles as a junior, Jason took a massive leap in 2008 when he was selected for the Olympics squad. He was selected for the Team Sprint, alongside seasoned Sprint riders Jamie Staff and Chris Hoy, giving Jason his first taste of Olympic victory at just 20 years of age.

Emerging from the shadow of Sir Chris Hoy, who claimed Gold to Jason’s Silver in the Individual Sprint in Beijing, Jason was chosen ahead of Sir Chris for the same event for the London 2012 Games – and proved the decision correct by winning Gold. Jason also retained his Olympic title in 2012 in the Team Sprint alongside Sir Chris and Philip Hindes, catapulting him to national fame and recognition.

 

Despite huge success already, Jason remains focussed on his ultimate goal - the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Latest News

CHRIS HOY BACKS JASON KENNY TO WIN MEDAL AT OLYMPIC GAMES

Posted: 21 April 2015

SIR Chris Hoy insists it would be foolish to write off Jason Kenny’s chances of an individual medal at next year's Olympic Games, despite his poor showing at the Track Cycling World Championships.

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GOLDEN SCHEDULE PLANNED FOR 2016 UCI TRACK CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Posted: 25 March 2015

Next year’s world championships will take place from Wednesday 2 March until Sunday 6 March at the Lee Valley VeloPark with 19 world titles decided across five days of racing. Seven of the 12 sessions will see a rider crowned as world champion - compared to just five sessions at recent worlds.

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HOW TO SMILE WITH CONFIDENCE ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

Posted: 25 March 2015

Most newly engaged couples will tell you that the first thing everyone says after “congratulations” and “let me see the ring” is “so when’s the wedding?”

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OLYMPIC CYCLISTS LAURA TROTT AND JASON KENNY TAKE TIME OUT OF TRAINING TO VISIT DOGS TRUST MANCHESTER

Posted: 25 March 2015

The couple, who both took Gold at London 2012, called in to show their support for the Denton-based animal charity
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UCI TRACK CYCLING WORLD CUP: JASON KENNY WINS SECOND MEDAL WITH SILVER IN INDIVIDUAL SPRINT

Posted: 10 November 2014

Jason Kenny claimed his second medal of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, by winning silver in the men’s individual sprint on the last day.

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JASON KENNY REVEALS HE HAS HAD TO BEEF UP AHEAD OF THE 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Posted: 22 July 2014

Triple Olympic champion Jason Kenny admits he has had to bulk up to keep pace with the changing dynamics of the men's sprint.

Kenny won gold in both the team and individual sprint at London 2012, having been selected ahead of Sir Chris Hoy for the latter, having taken his first Olympic gold in the team event four years earlier.

But the 26-year-old Bolton boy was jolted back to reality in the World Championships at Cali in March when he was edged into fifth place.

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KENNY EAGER TO MEASURE PROGRESS

Posted: 15 July 2014

Jason Kenny insists the Commonwealth Games are important - even though he admits they come at a "disastrous" time in the Olympic cycle and some of his events' major nations will not be involved.

Kenny is part of the Team England track sprint squad for Glasgow 2014, which gets under way later this month.

In May, he and his partner and fellow Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Laura Trott - another Team England member - appeared to question the significance of the Commonwealths.

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JASON KENNY NAMED IN ENGLAND SPRINT SQUAD FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Posted: 16 June 2014

BOLTON'S triple Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny has been named in 31-strong England squad for this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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7,000 JOIN JASON KENNY IN SKYRIDE THROUGH BOLTON TOWN CENTRE

Posted: 02 June 2014

OLYMPIC hero Jason Kenny cheered on 7,000 cyclists yesterday as the town centre was overtaken by bike fever for the Bolton SkyRide.

From traditional racing bikes to unicycles, the town centre was amass with riders of all ages ready to take on the 5km loop covering Le Mans Crescent, Spa Road, Chorley New Road, Queens Park and Deansgate.

The sun shone on a sea of high visibility vests in Victoria Square, which were handed out to each participant for safety.

Triple London Olympic gold medallist Jason started the cycle ride at 11am alongside Matthew Rotherham, from Great Britain’s cycling team, and the Deputy Mayor of Bolton Cllr Colin Shaw.

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BOLTON OLYMPIAN ENCOURAGES HOME TOWN TO GET ON THEIR BIKE

Posted: 02 June 2014

Triple Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny is taking to the streets of Bolton with thousands of cyclists.

This is the third time the 5km cycling event has taken place in his home town, giving cyclists another chance to ride through the town on traffic-free streets.

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MEDALLIST JASON KENNY TO GET ON HIS BIKE FOR SKY RIDE

Posted: 27 May 2014

BOLTON Olympian Jason Kenny will be on his bike for this year’s Sky Ride, organisers have announced.

The triple London Olympic gold medallist will join thousands of people to cycle the traffic-free streets of Bolton on Sunday, June 1.

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ON TRACK: OLYMPIC CYCLING CHAMPION JASON KENNY JOINS TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS FOR PICCADILLY TRAIN-ING SESSION

Posted: 20 May 2014

Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny got on his bike at Manchester Piccadilly to pedal Transpennine Express’ new train timetable today. 

 

The three-time Olympic champion was the rail company’s secret celebrity guest at the launch event for the changes introduced on Friday (May 16), showcasing a cycling challenge that allowed commuters to win free return tickets.

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