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Jack Carlin

Fact File

Date of birth

23 April 1997

Sport

Cycling

Club

Team GB

Discipline

Sprint, Team Sprint, Keirin

Biography

After a serious football injury where he fractured both his ankles, Paisley-born Jack was encouraged to try non-contact sport as part of his recovery. His mother spotted a flyer for local cycling club The Glasgow Riders and signed him up.  It was here Jack re-discovered a love of cycling.

Despite crashing his bike and breaking his wrist on his very first track session, Jack displayed a natural talent for the boards and was inspired to swap the football pitch for the velodrome.

In 2017, Jack competed in his first World Championships, coming close to a team sprint medal, losing out by less than two-hundredths of a second. Later that year, a bronze in the keirin and gold in the team sprint at the UEC Junior and Under-23 Track European Championships followed.

The 2017/18 Track Cycling World Cup season saw Jack win bronze in the team sprint in Poland, followed by team sprint silver in Canada alongside Olympians and fellow Team GB cyclists, Phil Hindes and Callum Skinner. The Canadian leg also brought Jack his first-ever individual medal on the elite world stage, a bronze in the sprint.

In 2018, Jack competed at the World Championships, winning silver in the team sprint alongside Jason Kenny, Hindes, Owens and Truman. He also secured silver in the sprint after a thrilling battle for gold.  Jack’s success continued at the 2018 Commonwealth Games where he won silver in the sprint for Scotland.

In 2021, he was selected, along with Jason Kenny and Ryan Owens, to represent Great Britain at his first Olympic Games in Tokyo.  At these Games he took silver with his teammates in the Team Sprint and a hard fought for Bronze in the Indivual Sprint. 

Achievements

2021
Tokyo Olympic Games, Team Sprint, Silver and Individual Sprint Bronze
2018
Commonwealth Games, Sprint, Silver UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Sprint, Silver UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Team sprint, Silver
2017
UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Canada, Team sprint, Silver UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Canada, Sprint, Bronze UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Poland, Team Sprint, Bronze UEC Junior and U-23 Track European Championships, Team Sprint, Gold UEC Junior and U-23
2016
UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Netherlands, Team Sprint, Gold UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Glasgow, Team Sprint, Gold UEC European Track Championships, Team Sprint, Silver UEC Junior and U-23 Track European Championships, Team Sprint, Gold