Shane Kelly

Five-time Olympian Shane Kelly started his Olympic career by being pipped for the gold medal by the last rider in the field, Moreno of Spain, in the 1000 metres time trial at Barcelona 1992. Four years later at Atlanta 1996, Kelly, now the reigning world champion, was the hot favourite to win the gold medal in the time trial. In the event, his foot slipped from the bike’s pedal whilst starting and his race was ruined. He rebounded with a bronze medal, behind Queally (GBR) and Nimke (GER), in the time trial at Sydney 2000.

At Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, Kelly competed in a total of five events, with a best placing of a bronze medal, behind Ryan Bayley and Escuredo, of Spain, in the keirin in the Greek capital. In the other events, the team sprint in Athens and Beijing, the time trial in Athens and the keirin in Beijing, Kelly finished fourth each time.

Olympic Results

2008 Beijing

Keirin - Men
First Round 2nd
Repechage
Second Round 2nd
Final 1-6 4th
Final Placing 4 / 25
Team Sprint - Men
Qualifying Round ELLIS, D; FRENCH; M; KELLY, S 44.335 5th
First Round BAYLEY, R; ELLIS, D; FRENCH; M NED 44.090 Win
Final 3-4 BAYLEY, R; ELLIS, D; FRENCH; M GER 44.022 Loss
Final Placing 4 / 13

2004 Athens

1km Time Trial - Men
Final +0.513 1:01.224 4th
Final Placing 4 / 17
Keirin - Men
First Round 1st
Second Round 1st
Final 1-6 3rd
Final Placing 3 / 22
Team Sprint - Men
First Round BAYLEY, R; EADIE, S; KELLY, S ESP 44.320 Win
Final 3-4 BAYLEY, R; EADIE, S; KELLY, S FRA 44.404 Loss
Qualifying Rounds BAYLEY, R; EADIE, S; KELLY, S 44.512 5th
Final Placing 4 / 12

2000 Sydney

1km Time Trial - Men
Final +1.209 1:02.818 3rd
Final Placing 3 / 16

1996 Atlanta

1km Time Trial - Men
Final DNF
Final Placing /

1992 Barcelona

1km Time Trial - Men
Final +0.946 1:04.288 2
Final Placing 2 / 32