Jason Kenny

We’re celebrating the success of our Olympic star, Bolton cyclist Jason Kenny OBE this week, as he became the joint most successful British Olympian ever, after claiming gold in the Keirin on Tuesday (16 August 2016).

The victory was his third at the Rio Olympics, adding to the men’s individual and team sprint titles he won for Team GB.

Jason also claimed the same titles at the London 2012 Olympics and at the 2008 Beijing Games, he won gold in the Men’s Team Sprint, with his solitary silver coming in the individual sprint, when he was beaten in the final by Sir Chris Hoy.

We awarded Jason an Honorary Doctorate in 2013 and Bolton Council named the leisure facility at Bolton One after him.

Jason is a keen supporter of the University’s Centre for Advanced Performance Engineering. In 2014, he joined the University on its stand at international racing car convention, Autosport, where he was interviewed by broadcaster Gordon Burns about his love of motor-racing and his relationship with the University of Bolton.

He now joins Sir Chris Hoy on seven Olympic medals, six gold and one silver, and says he hopes to surpass him at Tokyo 2020.

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