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Jimmy Watkins
Personal information
Full name James David Watkins
Born (1982-08-26) August 26, 1982 (age 35)
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb; 15.1 st)
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter

James David "Jimmy" Watkins (born August 26, 1982) is an American track cyclist.[1][2] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's sprint, where he reached the quarterfinals,[3] and sealed a sixth-place ranking in the final classification race.[4]


Watkins is a firefighter in his hometown of Bakersfield, California. He is married with a daughter.[5]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jimmy Watkins". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. 
  2. ^ "Jimmy Watkins". Archived from the original on April 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Men's Sprint – Quarterfinals". London2012. August 5, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Men's Sprint – Race for 5th–8th Places". London2012. August 5, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Meet the U.S. cyclist hoping to claim gold in Olympic race... even though his opponents are all pros and he's a full-time firefighter". Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers. August 5, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012.