Jason Queally

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Jason Queally
Personal information
Full name Jason Paul Queally
Born (1970-05-11) 11 May 1970 (age 44)
Great Haywood, Staffordshire, England
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
City of Edinburgh Racing Club
Infobox last updated on
31 December 2006

Jason Paul Queally (born 11 May 1970) is an English track cyclist. He won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

Born at Great Heywood, Staffordshire, Queally attended Lancaster Royal Grammar School, where he was part of the swimming squad in the mid-1980s, later representing Lancaster and British Universities in water polo while a student at Lancaster University, where he earned a BSc in Biological Science. He took up cycle-racing at 25. In 1996, he nearly died in an accident at Meadowbank cycling track in Edinburgh[1] when an 18-inch sliver of the wooden track entered his chest via his armpit.[2]

In October 2001 Queally competed in the World Human Powered Speed Challenge[3] at Battle Mountain, Nevada on the Blueyonder recumbent bicycle,[4] built largely from carbon fibre by Reynard Motorsport to a design by Chris Field. Queally maintained 64.34 mph (103.55 km/h) over the 200m timed section of the course, a European record. The winner, Sam Whittingham, achieved 80.55 mph (129.63 km/h).

Although Olympic champion, Queally was not selected for the 1 km time trial at the 2004 Summer Olympics, competing only in the team sprint, in which Great Britain team was eliminated in the first round by Germany, the eventual winner, despite posting the second fastest time of the competition.

In 2009, Queally was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame.[5]

Queally retired from able-bodied cycling after failing to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics.[6] He subsequently worked with Paralympic cyclist Anthony Kappes with the aim of competing together on a tandem at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[7] However he returned to able-bodied competition when he received a call up to the British squad for the 2010 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.[6] After not being selected for the 2012 Summer Olympics he rejoined the British paralympic cycling squad as a pilot for the tandem events in November 2012.[8]

Medals in championships[edit]

  • Commonwealth Games
    • 2006
      • Silver, 1 km time trial
      • Silver, team sprint
    • 2002
      • Silver, 1 km time trial
      • Silver, team sprint
    • 1998
      • Silver, 1 km time trial

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Hoy brought down all the riders behind him, having caught the wheel of Craig MacLean),
  2. ^ "HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com". hosted.ap.org. 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.recumbents.com/WISIL/whpsc2001/speedchallenge-2001.htm
  4. ^ http://www.speed101.com/now/fastest_0908_4.htm
  5. ^ "50 Cycling Heroes Named in British Cycling's Hall of Fame". British Cycling. 2009-12-17. 
  6. ^ a b "Jason Queally named in Great Britain cycling squad". bbc.co.uk. 12 March 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Queally eyes unique gold double". bbc.co.uk. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  8. ^ Hudson, Elizabeth (14 November 2012). "Jason Queally returns to GB Paralympic cycling squad". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 

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