|Full name||Jason Paul Queally|
|Born||11 May 1970|
Great Haywood, Staffordshire, England
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Born at Great Heywood, Staffordshire, Queally spent his childhood in Caton, a village near Lancaster. He attended Caton County Primary School and 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.
The accident seriously affected Queally's confidence in tactical racing, with other riders present; as a result, he chose to dedicate himself to Kilo and team sprint riding, time trial events with a reduced risk of crashing.
In October 2001 Queally competed in the World Human Powered Speed Challenge at Battle Mountain, Nevada on the Blueyonder recumbent bicycle, 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.
Queally retired from able-bodied cycling after failing to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics. He subsequently worked with Paralympic cyclist Anthony Kappes with the aim of competing together on a tandem at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. 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. 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.
Medals in championshipsEdit
- Olympic Games
- World Championships
- Commonwealth Games
- Chris Hoy brought down all the riders behind him, having caught the wheel of Craig MacLean),
- "50 Cycling Heroes Named in British Cycling's Hall of Fame". British Cycling. 17 December 2009. Archived from the original on 20 December 2009.
- "Jason Queally named in Great Britain cycling squad". bbc.co.uk. 12 March 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
- "Queally eyes unique gold double". bbc.co.uk. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
- Hudson, Elizabeth (14 November 2012). "Jason Queally returns to GB Paralympic cycling squad". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
- Jason Queally at Cycling Archives
- BBC News Online report of Queally's Olympic gold win