Jason Francis Kenny OBE is a British track cyclist, specialising in the individual and team sprints. With the retirement of Chris Hoy, Kenny had the honour of taking over the crown for British Cycling, proving his worth in the 2016 Olympics securing three gold medals in the Sprint and Keirin disciplines.
Turning the clocks back slightly from the incredible Rio 2016 Olympics, Jason won multiple World and European Junior Titles in 2006 and achieved medals in the under 23 European Championships in 2007. Kenny was selected ahead of Ross Edgar to compete for Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing alongside Chris Hoy and Jamie Staff, he won a gold medal in the team sprint, breaking the world record in the qualifying round. He finished behind team-mate Chris Hoy in the final of the individual sprint, gaining a silver medal.
In January 2012, he gained his first world championship title, after Grégory Baugé’s results were nullified after a backdated 12-month ban for missing a drugs test, and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) promoted Kenny to the gold medal. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he won gold medals in both the team sprint and in the individual sprint, beating Baugé in the final.
Kenny is the joint holder of the highest number of Olympic Golds for a British athlete alongside fellow track cyclist Chris Hoy. Kenny’s six Olympic gold medals place him the joint 27th in terms of gold medals won in the modern Summer Olympic games since 1896 with only Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt winning more since the Games of the New Millennium in 2000.
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When at corporate events, Jason is known to cover the following topics:
- Sporting Success
- Drive & Determination
- The Olympic Games
- Gold Medallist