Participants

Katy MARCHANT

Katy MARCHANT
    Cycling Track
Birth Date:  30 Jan 1993
Place of Birth:  LEEDS
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  25
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  170
Weight (Kg):  75

Events and Medals


Katy MARCHANT - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 16:24
Women's Team Sprint Qualifying
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 20:51
Bronze Medal Event Women's Team Sprint Finals - Bronze
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 13:02
Women's Sprint Qualifying
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 14:51
Women's Sprint 1/8 Finals - Heat 7
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 19:59
Gold Medal Event Women's 500m Time Trial Final
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 17:42
Women's Keirin First Round - Heat 3
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's Sprint 3

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2018 Apeldoorn, NED Women's Sprint 18 -
2018 Apeldoorn, NED Women's Keirin 9 -
2018 Apeldoorn, NED Women's 500m Time Trial 8 34.242
2018 Apeldoorn, NED Women's Team Sprint 6 33.623
2017 Hong Kong, CHN Women's Sprint 19 -
2017 Hong Kong, CHN Women's Keirin 17 -
2017 Hong Kong, CHN Women's 500m Time Trial 13 34.659
2016 London, GBR Women's Sprint 14 -
2016 London, GBR Women's 1km Time Trial 5 34.032
2016 London, GBR Women's Team Sprint 5 32.903
2015 Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, FRA Women's 1km Time Trial 13 34.633

Occupation: Athlete (teamengland.org, 13 Mar 2018)
Languages spoken: English
Other sports

Represented Great Britain in heptathlon at the 2012 Junior World Championships. (britishcycling.org.uk, 13 Mar 2018)


Reason: "I had never even seen a velodrome before, but part of our training was Wattbike sessions to help with lactate tolerance for the 200m and 800m and my power levels were always high. I used to have competitions with Jess (ENNIS-HILL) and always beat her. One night, Toni (MINICHIELLO, athletics coach) was going out with a guy called Matt PARKER, who used to work for British Cycling, and he mentioned me to him. Matt said we should get in touch with British Cycling to see if they were interested, and it went from there." (skysports.com, 15 Jan 2015)
Ambition: Win an Olympic gold medal. (skysports.com, 15 Jan 2015)
Additional information

ACHIEVEMENTS
Bronze medallist in the individual sprint at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (teamengland.org, 13 Mar 2018)


SPRINT MELTDOWN
After finishing fifth at the 2016 UCI Track World Championships in London, and failing to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics in the track sprint, she and teammate Jessica VARNISH (GBR) put the blame on British Cycling who chopped and changed the line-up, giving less experienced riders a taste of top-level competition during qualification standings. Later explained that her comments were in regards to the selection and not the coaching staff. "I had never had a problem with the culture, obviously at the World Champs last year (2016) there was a lot of disappointment, and there were some heated moments. Things got expressed maybe not the way that they should." (road.cc, 11 Apr 2017)


SWITCH
Began sporting career as a promising heptathlete, when her coach noticed her powerful Wattbike numbers and suggested cycling. "I wasn't like I was on my way out in heptathlon, I had just been to the World Juniors the year before and I was progressing well. But the British Cycling coaches were really encouraged by what they had seen from me and I thought, 'Why not give it a shot?'" Her first major track meeting was later that year in September at the National Track Championships, where she came away with two silver medals and a bronze. (skysports.com, 15 Jan 2015)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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