Emily Kay

IRISH TRACK CYCLIST

MULTIPLE MEDALS – JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPION, WORLD CUP, EUROPEAN & COMMONWEALTH GAMES MEDALIST

Emily Kay is a female endurance track cyclist who competes for Ireland.

Born in the West Midlands, England and finding her love for cycling at the age of five. Emily has won multiple medals over her career so far including Junior World champion in the team pursuit, European silver medal in the Scratch race, Team pursuit and Madison, Commonwealth Silver medal in the Scratch race at the Gold Coast as well as multiple medals at World Cup level whilst part of the Great Britain cycling team. In 2019, she transferred her allegiance to Ireland – the nation of her grandfather’s birth who grew up in Clontarf, Dublin – making her international debut in Belarus later that year and winning Bronze in the omnium in early 2020. Emily fulfilled her childhood dream when she proudly representing Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Emily is passionate about encouraging more women and young girls to participate in sport, particularly cycling and has also talked openly about her own challenges with her mental health in overcoming an eating disorder. She is keen to share her own story to inspire others to value themselves and be comfortable with who they are.

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Emily Kay opens up on battling bulimia and depression ahead of Olympics race
Cyclist Emily Kay pocketed World Cup, Euro Championship and Commonwealth medals on her long road to Tokyo. She wonders how she achieved most of it considering she suffered from the eating disorder bulimia at the time. Kay, 25, competes in the Madison cycle track relay for Ireland on Friday with team-mate Shannon McCurley. Her obsession with her sport started when she was five, when she saw an Olympic mountain bike magazine owned by her dad and on the cover was Paola Pezzo, a champion racer for Italy.
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How Emily Kay found inner strength to tackle Olympics in top gear
Emily Kay seems to cry a lot. She cried with pride after representing Ireland for the first time. She had a good sniffle after her second race in the green jersey, in New Zealand, didn’t go to plan. And she burst into tears when phoning her dad with the news that she had been selected for the Olympic Games. As well we know, crying does not equate to soft or weak. And Emily Kay is anything but soft or weak.
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A childhood dream, allegiance switch and personal struggles: Emily Kay’s long Road to Tokyo
A picture paints a thousand words. When Emily Kay was officially selected to represent Ireland at her first Olympic Games earlier this summer, she posted an old photograph on Twitter. It was from 20 years ago, a five-year-old Kay decked out in pink kit on a pink bicycle. She was inspired by someone she saw on the cover of a magazine: Italian Olympic mountain bike champion, Paola Pezzo.
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Kay bags bronze for Ireland at Track Cycling World Cup in Canada
Emily Kay has won a bronze medal for Ireland in the Women’s Omnium at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Canada. The Coventry native, who transferred allegiance to Ireland in late 2019, impressed throughout the four rounds in Milton. On her way to landing the bronze medal, Kay finished fifth in the scratch race, first in the tempo, eighth in the elimination and ninth in the points race for a total of 102 points.
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Tokyo 2020: Team Ireland profiles – Emily Kay
Born in Coventry, Kay is an exciting relatively new Team Ireland member, who has been performing extremely strongly on the world stage in the Omnium in particular, including a podium finish at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Canada in 2020, where she won bronze.
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Emily Kay // Commonwealth rides can help make winning a habit

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Emily Kay // Rider Profile

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Emily Kay // Elite rider – Revolution Longest lap

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