Becky James /

Becky James

Date of Birth

29 November 1991

Sport

Cycling

From

Abergavenny

Twitter

@BecksJames

Biography

Becky is a member of British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme and is currently training with the GB team in Manchester. In 2009, she won two golds (keirin and sprint) and a silver in the 500m time trial at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships.

Becky is one of six brothers and sisters. Her younger sisters, Ffion and Megan, both cycle too.

The Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games really put Becky on the map as one to watch for the future. Two outstanding performances saw her return to the UK with a bronze in the 500m Time Trial and a silver in the Sprint, narrowly losing out on the gold to Australia's Anna Mears.

The 20 year-old was nominated for BBC's Sports Personality of the Year in 2010 and travelled with Team GB to the Beijing World Cup in 2011.

A rollercoaster 2011 saw the former King Henry VIII School pupil battle through illness and injury to perform outstandingly at the British Championships in September, where she took her first national individual titles in the sprint and keirin and recorded a personal best in the 500 metres.

James finished off 2011 with selection for the Kazakhstan World Cup where she narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing fourth in the team sprint, and started 2012 with a trip to Beijing as part of Team GB for the third World Cup of the series.