09/08/2021

University's Jason Kenny Triumphs in Tokyo!

It is always an incredible feeling to be associated with a winner who is one of Bolton’s very own, and Jason Kenny has certainly done the University of Bolton proud by winning his eighth medal, at the Tokyo Olympics.

Born and bred in Bolton

Jason Kenny is a track cyclist who has quickly caught up with Sir Bradley Wiggins in terms of wins and has now passed him to become the most decorated British Olympian. It certainly helps that he’s been riding bikes all his life – you could say he literally began his career on the streets of Bolton. It is, however, a testament to his ability to train and focus that sees him freewheeling past the finish line again and again in first place. Kenny first hit the scene as a teenager, competing in junior track competitions at the Manchester Velodrome. Finishing in the top ten at just 16 years old, he went on to compete for GB; winning world titles at the junior championships. He soon found himself up against (and beating) some of the world’s best sprint riders; competing at senior level when he was still only a teenager.

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World Debut

Kenny first made his debut in the world championships in 2008 and made the team sprint squad in the Olympic Games; winning gold at Bejing. This meant he literally raced to stardom from competing as a junior on his own turf, to becoming an Olympic champion after just 3.5 years. At the 2012 Olympics, Kenny struck gold in the London Velopark by setting a new world record in the team sprint event and received an OBE in 2013 in recognition of his services to cycling.

One of our own

It’s this dedication to sport that saw Jason receive his honorary degree from The University of Bolton in 2013. Donning a cap and gown instead of his usual cycling gear; Kenny received a Doctor of Science for his contribution to sport and enjoyed seeing how the University had grown. Born and educated in Bolton; Jason is proud of his roots, and in return, we are proud of his achievements and our ability to offer students the opportunity to follow their sporting dreams with our very own sports, coaching and physiotherapy courses based at - you guessed it – the aptly named “Jason Kenny Centre”.

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Our £31 million Sport, Leisure, Health and Research Centre Provides the Perfect Starting Point for Stardom

Bolton One (aka The Jason Kenny Centre) is our state-of-the-art facility developed in conjunction with Bolton Council and NHS Bolton; featuring a flagship swimming pool, health and academic centre all under one roof.

The eight-lane, 25-metre competition swimming pool has seating for 250 spectators, meaning competition or coaching careers are taught in a “real-life” environment. Our Sports Science laboratories and excellent teaching facilities are complemented by a hydrotherapy pool for people with disabilities and sporting injuries; a fitness suite; an aerobics studio and a community gym.

Striking Gold

The University is proud to be a Centre of Excellence for the health and wellbeing of its students and local residents alike. Our test-running track and sports centre (with climbing wall) enables students to both enjoy and push themselves to meet personal and academic goals.

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Come and experience #UniAsItShouldBe at the University of Bolton

Our facilities are available to any student looking to build a career in the Sports or Physiotherapy field. As one of our students you will have opportunities to become a world-class athlete or work in specialist rehabilitation centres. Our courses can open the door to any one of a number of exciting careers, perhaps even allowing you to coach the next Jason Kenny yourself! If you’re interested in studying with us, why not take the first step and get in touch with us at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or call the team on +44 (0)1204 900 600.

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