Elinor Barker was part of Great Britain's women’s team that set a new world record to defend their team pursuit title in Rio. This was Elinor’s first Olympic medal adding to the two golds she won at the World Championships in 2013 and 2014.
Elinor is a two time world champion in women's team pursuit having won the three rider version of the event in 2013 for Great Britain with Laura Trott and Dani King, and the extended four rider version in 2014, again with Trott, Katie Archibald and Joanna Rowsell.
Elinor started cycling aged 10 when she spotted her local club on her way to a swimming class. She soon showed she had talent, winning countless national titles, and was recruited into British Cycling's Olympic Development Academy. After completing her A-levels in 2013 she moved to Manchester to train full time thanks to Lottery funding at the National Cycle Centre.