Meet the Gold Medalists of Women’s track Cycling Sprint, Kelsey Mitchell

Meet the Gold Medalists of Women’s track Cycling Sprint, Kelsey Mitchell

Find out all about the Canadian track cyclist sensation, Kelsey Mitchell including her bio- wiki, net worth, cycling, Olympics, dating, and more

Since 2017 Kelsey Mitchell aka “Quadzilla” is a popular Canadian track cyclist who has dominated track cycling. On August 8, 2021, the last day of the Olympics the marvelous rider Kelsey took the gold award and commends her triumph during the Women’s run finals, race 2 of the track cycling.

Quadzilla’s managed to secure her first gold medal in her Olympic debut, and Canada’s second-ever gold in the sport after Lori-Ann Muenzer‘s sprint victory in 2004.

Bio-Wiki of the Canadian Track Cyclist

Kelsey was born on November 26, 1993, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Her current age is 28. Talking about the athlete’s physical appearance, she stands at a height of 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) and weighs 75 kg (165 lb). Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Mitchell went to the famous University of Canada.

Kelsey Mitchell Playing Football(Image Source: Instagram)

Kelsey Mitchell playing football in her teenage years
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According to the athlete, her parents put her in a variety of sports as early as they could. She first joined soccer and gymnastics. From there, the 28-year-old branched off into ringette, judo, basketball, volleyball, handball, etc. Likewise, Kelsey started cycling in 2017 when she was 23 after she participated in RBC Training Ground, an athlete funding and talent ID program. Remembering her childhood, Mitchell added:

“I just loved being active and loved working hard. Soccer was definitely my main sport though.”

Many of her fans are not aware of this but Kelsey has also won a national silver medal in soccer with the NAIT Ooks in 2015. According to techlifetoday.ca, on being asked why she shifted from soccer to cycling she said:

“A Cycling Canada representative was there and asked if I’d ever ridden the track before. I hadn’t, but I was open to anything. They did some more testing, and I showed potential. I signed with them in October 2017 and started training full-time.”

Just after one year, the athlete attended RBC Training Ground, she became a triple medallist at the 2018 Canadian Championships, including a national title in the sprint. After making her World Cup debut in January 2019, the 28-year-old competed at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games and managed to secure sprint gold, team sprint silver, and Keirin bronze.

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In addition to winning three medals at the Pan American Championships, her performance was highlighted by breaking the world record in the flying 200m sprint.

Who Is Kelsey Mitchell Boyfriend? Explore Her Relationship Status!

Kelsey is very private about her relationship and has not revealed anything yet. Scrolling on her Instagram posts, we have not even found her hanging out with any male companions except for the 2-time olympian champion Huge Barrette. What is Mitchell’s relationship with Barrette?- She has not come out and said it yet. There are posts that are captioned with a little bit of flirt. Furthermore, it is not enough to tell us about Mitchell’s relationship. So, it would be wrong to say that Huge is Mitchell’s boyfriend.

Kelsey Mitchell with her rumored boyfriend, Huge Barrette

Kelsey Mitchell with her rumored boyfriend, Huge Barrette
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However, when we checked out Huge’s Instagram, there is a post that had a caption that read:

“Couldn’t have made it here without this special girl @kelsey.mitchell9 . It’s been an amazing journey leading up to this point. I’m so proud of you and can’t believe we’re finally here together!”

Moreover, the post itself is not enough to be suspicious, however, there is a comment that asked – Are you guys, brother, and sister? to which Kelsey replied – go away! Support us. This is quite enough to raise some eyebrows. Furthermore, there is a post with a photo on them about to race in the tracks that read that who loses buys dinner.

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We have also noticed that is no other female friend apart from Kelsey that Mitchell has posted a picture with. So, there is obviously something there. For those who don’t know who Huge Barrette is, he is also a cyclist. Talking about his sports career briefly, he has achieved 2 gold,  and 1 bronze in the Pan American Games: 2015, and 3 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze in Pan American Championships.

Her Cycling Career & Olympics

After the race, in Tears the olympian expressed her experience:

“My dream was to go to the Olympics, and I think deep down my goal was to be an Olympic champion like anyone who comes here, and just to see it kind of come true is an incredible feeling,” 

Mitchell also added that people talk about visualization a lot in sports, and she too had seen herself on the podium. In Tokyo’s Izu Velodrome, Quadzilla beat Ukraine’s Olena Starikova 2-0 in the best-of-three final.

The Snippet of the Canadian track cyclist sensation, Kelsey

The Snippet of the Canadian track cyclist sensation, Kelsey
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Both of them went head to head in the first round, after holding off her opponent for two laps Kelsey powered to victory by 0.061 seconds.  In the second race, the 28-year-old started from behind before dropping into the sprint lane for the final lap and crossing the finish line 0.064 seconds ahead to win gold.

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This year Canada’s managed to earn a total of 24th medals in the Olympics games. Previously, the record was 22 held in 1996 and 2016. It also ties the country’s mark of seven gold medals at a non-boycotted summer Olympics in 1992. She said her reason for success is all because of her family, friends, teammates, and coaches continuous support. The athlete says that they were there when she was frustrated, tired, and sore. From hyping her up to giving advice, to just distracting me from my bike for a bit.

How Much Is Kelsey Mitchell Net Worth?

In fact, the famous Canadian cyclist, Kelsey Mitchell has not shared her exact net worth. But some sources mentioned that Kelsey enjoys a fortune of between $1 million to $2 million. Clarifying her total assets, her present total assets or compensation income are still not unveiled. According to the source, the normal acquiring of master cyclists goes from $26,200 to $171,200.

Mitchell showing her gorgeous smile

Mitchell showing her gorgeous smile
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According to 11alive.com, at the Tokyo Olympics, gold medalists get $20,000 (CAD) ($16,000 USD). Similarly, silver medalists get $15,000 (CAD) ($12,000 USD) and bronze medalists $10,000 (CAD) ($8,000 USD).

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