Victoria Louise Pendleton, is a British jockey and former track cyclist who specialised in the sprint, team sprint and keirin disciplines. She is a former Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth champion. With two Olympic gold medals and one silver, Pendleton is one of Great Britain's most successful female Olympians. Pendleton represented Great Britain and England in international cycling competition, winning nine world titles including a record six in the individual sprint, dominating the event between 2005 and 2012. In 2008 she won the sprint in the Beijing Olympics, and in 2012, she won the gold medal in the keirin at the London Olympics, as well as silver in the sprint. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 New Year Honours and Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to cycling.
|Full name:||Victoria Louise Pendleton|
|Born:||September 24, 1980, Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England|
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About Victoria Pendleton
English cyclist who won a gold and silver medal at the 2012 Olympics as well as a gold at the 2008 Olympics.
Her first race was a 900 meter race at the age of 9.
She dominated the individual sprint competition from 2005 to 2012, winning the event a record six times in that span.
She has a twin brother named Alex. She married Scott Gardner in 2013.
She is a gold medalist in cycling like Laura Trott.
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- 2012 Olympics gold post boxes in the United Kingdom - To commemorate British gold medal winners at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics, various post boxes in the home towns of the medal winners around the United Kingdom, plus one each on Sark and the Isle of Man, were repainted gold.
- People educated at Fearnhill School
- Alumni of Northumbria University
- Cyclists at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
- English female cyclists
- UCI Track Cycling World Champions (women)
- English jockeys
- Twin people from England
- Olympic cyclists of Great Britain
- English autobiographers
- English Olympic medallists
- Women autobiographers
- Commonwealth Games medallists in cycling
- Cyclists at the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Cyclists at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Cyclists at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- Olympic gold medallists for Great Britain
- Olympic silver medallists for Great Britain
- Commonwealth Games gold medallists for England