Dani King

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Danielle King
MBE
Danielle King.jpg
King during the Glasgow event of the 2012–2013 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics season.
Personal information
Full name Danielle King
Nickname Dani
Born (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 23)
Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 62 kilograms (137 lb)
Team information
Current team Wiggle Honda
Discipline Track and road
Role Rider
Rider type Endurance
Amateur team(s)
2010–2012 Horizon Fitness
Professional team(s)
2009
2013–
Vision 1 Racing[1]
Wiggle-Honda
Infobox last updated on
20 October 2013

Danielle 'Dani' King MBE (born 21 November 1990) is an English track cyclist. King is a three time world champion in the women's team pursuit, competing for the winning Great Britain team at the 2011 World Championships [2] alongside Laura Trott and Wendy Houvenaghel, 2012 alongside Trott and Joanna Rowsell, and 2013 with Trott and Elinor Barker. King sat out the 2014 event, again won by Great Britain with a team of Trott, Rowsell, Barker and Katie Archibald, but remains the reigning European and Olympic champion in the event.

She won the team pursuit at the Track Cycling World Cup in London in preparation for the Olympics in February 2012. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, King won a gold medal for the team pursuit alongside Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell.[3] The team also set a new world record time of 3:14:051 in this event.[4]

King was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to cycling.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

King went to school at Hamble Community Sports College before attending Barton Peveril Sixth Form College. Her father, Trevor King, is a former biathlete who competed in two Winter Olympics.[7] She has a younger sister. Whilst attending Hamble school the British cycling talent team visited in 2005 where they chose her to be on their training team. In 2009 she came down with glandular fever whilst training to become an elite cyclist, leading to worries about her career being over. She recovered, however, and was later chosen to compete at world champion level in late 2011 and after setting world record with her pursuit co athletes she was chosen for team GB.[8]

King is in a relationship with fellow cyclist Matthew Rowe.[9]

Palmarès[edit]

2011
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit
3rd Scratch
1st Team pursuit, 2011 European Track Championships
2012
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team Pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st Gold medal.svg Team Pursuit, 2012 Summer Olympics
2013
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team Pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Championships
1st Team pursuit, UCI Track Cycling World Ranking

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Gregor (2 January 2009). "Vision 1 Racing adds Dani King". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Gallagher, Brendan (24 March 2011). "UCI Track Cycling World Championships 2011: rising stars power women to team pursuit gold". London: The Telegraph. 
  3. ^ Bevan, Chris (4 August 2012). "BBC Sport – Olympics cycling: British women win team pursuit track gold". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Morton, Douglas (4 August 2012). "Team GB win gold medal in women's team pursuit with world record time – Cycling – Olympics". The Independent. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 25. 29 December 2012.
  6. ^ http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/sites/default/files/resources/NY2013-honours-London-2012.pdf
  7. ^ Beard, Matthew (30 July 2013). "Success stopped me being seen as a weirdo, says star Dani King". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  8. ^ cite web |biography http://www.daniking.co.uk/profile/
  9. ^ Churchward, Sally (26 February 2013). "Hampshire Olympic cyclist Dani King talks about life after winning gold". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 

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