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All Rocket Sports athletes going to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

June 26, 2021  |  Athletes

We are delighted to announce that all six Rocket Sports athletes will be competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The rescheduled Olympics takes place from 23rd July through to the 8th July and will see Rocket athletes competing for medals in multiple disciplines across track cycling, gymnastics, mountain bike, BMX and road cycling.

After a turbulent year for the whole world, travel restrictions and changes to usual event calendars have meant that all athletes have had to prepare for the Olympics in less than ideal scenarios. We are all looking forward to cheering on our athletes next month.

Geraint Thomas

Geraint will be getting on the plane to his fourth Olympic Games, days after competing in his eleventh Tour de France.  He will be racing in both the Road Race and the Time Trial alongside INEOS Grenadiers teammate Tao Geoghegan Hart.  G is a double Olympic Champion having won Gold in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 in the Team Pursuit 4,000m.

Laura Kenny

Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympian is back on the track for her third Olympic Games. This Summer’s Games will however be her first as a mother.  With four gold medals from London 2012 and Rio 2016, Laura has a fearsome record of having won every race she has competed in at an Olympics.  This year she’s racing in three events; Omnium, Team Pursuit and Madison.

Jason Kenny

Jason is also competing in his fourth Olympic Games this year, and is Great Britain’s most decorated Olympian of all time. He shares the title with Sir Chris Hoy but this may be the year he surpasses that total. Since his first Olympics in Beijing 2008, Jason has won seven golds and one silver Olympic medal in Team Sprint and Individual Sprint.  He’s racing in these same events in Tokyo.

Evie Richards

Both a cyclo-cross and mountain bike rider, Evie has been racing all year with her trade team, TREK Factory Racing.  It’s Evie’s first Olympic Games and she’s Great Britain’s only female mountain bike rider at the Games. She is absolutely delighted to be going as this has been her dream since she started competing aged 16. As the first ever U23 cyclo-cross World Champion and a Commonwealth Games silver medallist, we’re excited to see her race!

Joe Fraser

Although this is Joe’s first Olympic Games, he’s in good stead with the Parallel Bars World Champion, and 2021 European pommel bronze medallist titles to his name.  He is joining Max Whitlock on the men’s artistic gymnastics team and will be competing in the all-around competition, which means a gruelling schedule on all pieces of apparatus!

Charlotte Worthington

Not only is this Charlotte’s Olympic debut, it’s also the first Games to include her sport – BMX Freestyle Park.  Charlotte recently retained her World Number 3 ranking at the 2021 UCI World BMX Championships and has, quite literally, a lot more tricks up her sleeve she can’t wait to use in competition in Tokyo. Watch this space.