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Jody Cundy Biography – Jody Cundy Wiki
Jody Cundy is an English cyclist and former swimmer. He has represented Great Britain at seven Summer Paralympics winning eight Gold, one Silver and three Bronze medals across swimming and cycling events. He has also competed in multiple World Championships, winning 23 world titles.
Jody was introduced to competitive swimming when he was 10 years old and was soon breaking records among his age group. According to the official Paralympics website, he made his international debut at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Malta, in 1994, and won gold in the 100m butterfly S10.
Two years later, Jody won another gold medal at his first Paralympic Games in Atlanta, defending the title in Sydney 2000 and earning another gold medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay S10.
After picking up a bronze medal in Athens, Jody decided to switch sports after impressing staff during a test at the velodrome in Newport, making his major international debut at the 2006 Track World Championships in Aigle, Switzerland. His win in the C4 kilo would make the first of 12 world titles on the track over the next decade.
The sports star beat yet another world record in 2008, while representing Team GB at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, making him one of just a few athletes to become champions in two different sports: swimming and cycling.
Jody set a new world record at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, and won another gold medal in the Mixed Team Spring C1-5 with Louis Rolfe and Jon Allan-Butterworth. In 2020, he won silver at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in the C4-5 1km time trial, then a gold medal with Kadeena Cox and Jaco van Gass in the C105 mixed 750 team sprint. After competing at Tokyo 2021, Jody became the first man in Paralympics GB history to win medals at seven different games.
In 2012 the Anglia Ruskin University made him an Honorary Doctor in Health Sciences, and a month later he was given an Honorary Master of Science degree from the University of Hertfordshire.
He was appointed Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours for services to disabled sport, and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New York Honours, for services to cycling and swimming. Last year, he was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for services to cycling.
Jody Cundy Age
Jody Alan Cundy was born on 14 October 1978 in Wisbech, England. He is 44 years old as of 2023.
Jody Cundy Wife
Is Jody Cundy married? He isn’t married and therefore doesn’t have a wife. He is engaged to his partner Lucy Bowles.
Jody Cundy Girlfriend
Jody Cundy is engaged to Lucy Bowles, a press photographer. He got engaged to his amazing fiancée Lucy in New York in November 2022. Lucy said yes to Jody’s marriage proposal on top of the Empire State Building at golden hour as the sun was going down.
Jody Cundy Family
Jody Cundy was born the eldest of two sons in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, to Alan and Ann Cundy, a welder and accountancy clerk. He has a younger brother Ashley.
He was born with a deformed right foot, which at the age of 3 was amputated, and subsequently, he was given a prosthetic limb
Jody Cundy Strictly
Paralympian Jody Cundy CBE was the eleventh celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2023. The news was revealed on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast show.
Jody said: “Excited to be welcomed into the Strictly family and throw myself head first into the world of ballroom dancing. So far away from what I’m used to, but I’m looking forward to the challenge and pushing myself way out of my comfort zone, especially as I’m always last onto the dance floor” Can’t wait to get stuck in, bring on the glitter and sequins!”
Jody Cundy Partner
Paralympian Jody Cundy was partnered with Jowita Przystal for the 21st series of Strictly Come Dancing 2023. Professional Strictly dancer Jowita Przystal won the 2022 series with British wildlife presenter Hamza Yassin.
“That’s the final piece of the @bbcstrictly puzzle in place, introducing my professional dance partner, the reigning champion @jowitaprzystal,” Jody wrote on Instagram alongside a photo with his partner. “Can’t wait to get back to the studio and perfect our routine for next weekends live show! It’s gonna be awesome, I just need to remember the steps, not act so wooden and smile. But I have faith, she’s a brilliant teacher, and has so much patience and faith in me that I can do it!”
He added: “Also I want to nail the dance as I want to impress my gorgeous fiancée @lulubo1982 who’s coming to watch it live and it’ll be the first time she’s seen me dance!”
Jody Cundy Height
Paralympian swimmer and cyclist Jody Cundy stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (5’8″/1.72 m tall).
Jody Cundy Net Worth
Jody Cundy’s net worth is estimated to be £1 million.
His Instagram handle is jody_cundy.