Jack Bobridge

Jack Bobridge

Cycling - Track Schedule & Results

(Local) / 06:42 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Men's Team Pursuit Finals - Gold

3:51.008 (2nd)

AUS


Great Britain (GBR)
Australia (AUS)

(Local) / 05:23 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Men's Team Pursuit Qualifying

3:55.606 (3rd)

AUS


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Athlete Biography

At 19, Jack Bobridge made his Olympic debut at the 2008 Beijing Games where he lined up in the team pursuit. Alongside Brad McGee, Mark Jamieson and Luke Roberts, Australia qualified third fastest before New Zealand edged them in the bronze medal final.

An emerging talent on both the track and the road, by his second Olympic Games he had already won an U/23 road time trial world title (2009), four senior track world titles (individual pursuit and teams pursuit - 2010 and 2011), two Commonwealth Games gold medals (individual pursuit, team pursuit - 2010), which he would go on to defend in 2014, and the 2011 Australian Road Race Championship.

He teamed up with Glenn O’Shea, Rohan Dennis and Michael Hepburn in the team pursuit at the London 2012 Games. The quartet qualified second fastest and progressed to the gold medal race with Great Britain. With a partisan home crowd behind them, the British broke their own world record to claim gold as Australia finished with silver.

Bobridge was a part of the 2015 World Championship team that won bronze in Paris while he also claimed silver in the non-Olympic individual pursuit. He was not a part of the 2016 team that won gold in London after focusing on the road season.

His ability on the road was highlighted in early 2016 when he claimed the road race at the Australian Championships. He returned to train with the team pursuit team in April.

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Fast Facts

Olympic Information

  • Bejing 2008 - 4th (team pursuit)

Recent Performances

  • 3rd (team pursuit) - 2015 World Championships (Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France)
  • 2nd (team pursuit) - 2015 Australian Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 1st (team pursuit) – 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, UK)
  • 1st (team pursuit) - 2014 Australian Championships (Adelaide, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Breaking the World Record in the individual pursuit at the 2011 Australian Track Championships in Sydney to become Australian Champion
  • Winning silver at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Education

  • Primary
    Blakeview Primary (SA, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Craigmore Christian School (SA, Australia)

Training

  • Coach
    Mark Quod (2010 - current)
  • Primary Training Base
    Girona, Spain
  • Secondary Training Base
    Adelaide, Australia

Q&A

Favourite food
Seafood
Favourite holiday destination
Tropical beaches
Favourite music
Everything
Dream car
BMW M3
Personal Motto
Live life
Star Sign
Cancer
Tattoos/Piercings
3 tattoos, one is meaningful to my twin brother and I between my shoulder blades