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Callum Skinner

Cycling

Fact File

Date of birth

20 August 1992

Sport

Cycling

Club

City of Edinburgh Racing Club

Discipline

Kilo, Team Sprint, Sprint and Keirin

Biography

Callum won Gold in the Men’s Team Sprint in his first Olympic appearance in Rio.

Callum narrowly missed out on the Gold in the Individual Sprint to Jason Kenny, his team and roommate in Rio.

He was inspired to take up track cycling in 2004, when fellow Scotsman Sir Chris Hoy won Gold in the Kilo at the Olympic Games in Athens. Four years after taking up track cycling, Callum broke the National 200m record for his age category and was presented with the Chris Hoy Trophy by Sir Chris himself in recognition for this achievement.

Callum had a promising and impressive performance at the Commonwealth Games in 2014, where he made the final in the Team Sprint. 

In his spare time Callum enjoys all outdoor sports, loves anything to do with speed and can often be found in quality coffee shops or obsessively trying to brew a better cup himself.

Achievements

2018
Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast - Bronze: Kilo
2017
UCI Track World Cup - Silver: Team Sprint; Bronze: Kilo
2016
Olympic Champion - Men's Team Sprint, Olympic Silver Medallist - Individual Sprint; Hong Kong Track World Cup Champions - Team Sprint
2014
European Track Champion - Kilo; Commonwealth Games Finalist; 4-time British Track Champion (Kilo, Sprint, Keirin, Team Sprint)
2012
British Sprint Champion
"Callum Skinner worked with Quality Meat Scotland on a PR campaign to raise awareness of the versatility and simplicity of Specially Selected Pork. Callum was very professional and enthusiastic and took time to understand the brief and our objectives for the campaign. He proved a pleasure to work with and was an excellent ambassador for the brand. We would certainly be keen to work with Callum again."
Carol McLaren
Head of Communications, Quality Meat Scotland