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Becky James

Olympian

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Birthdate

29/11/1991

Hometown

Abergavenny, Wales

Career Highlights and Awards

2010 Commonwealth Games
Silver: Sprint
Bronze: 500m Time Trial
2013 World Championships
Gold: Sprint
Gold: Keirin
Bronze: Team Sprint
Bronze: 500m Time Trial
2014 World Championships
Bronze: Team Sprint
Bronze: Keirin
2016 World Championships
Bronze: Keirin
2016 Olympic Games
Silver: Keirin
Silver: Sprint

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Becky began cycling aged 11 at an afternoon cycling club at her school, and was accepted onto British Cycling’s Olympic Development programme in 2007 when she was 15.

Following 4 Junior National titles and 2 European Championship titles, Becky went on to win another 2 Gold medals at the 2009 Junior Track Cycling World Championships.

Becky’s progress continued as she moved from Junior to Senior competition, winning 2 Commonwealth Games medals for Wales in 2010.

2013 has been Becky’s most successful season to date, winning 2 World Championship Gold medals and 2 Bronze medals, making her the first British rider to win 4 medals at a single World Championships.

In October 2013, Becky opted to take part in the prestigious Japanese Keirin circuit and proved her world class ability by winning each of her 9 races.

Despite a period of illness and injury requiring lengthy rehab, Becky won 2 World Championship Bronze medals in 2014 and Bronze in the Keirin at the 2016 World Championships in London.

Five months later in Rio where Becky made her Olympic Games debut for Team GB, she won two Silver medals in the Keirin and the Sprint, setting a new Olympic Record of 10.721s in qualifying for the Sprint.

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