Everyone is excited about the ongoing Olympic Games in Tokyo, and many countries are organizing trial games to select the best players to represent the countries. Many star athletes are making headlines and securing their place in the national team for the ongoing Olympics through these trials.
Kenny Bednarek is one of the American star athletes who has secured their place in the national team and will be competing to bring the gold home. He was the must-watch WIAA track and field athlete who made his name by breaking the world record of the legendary sprinter Tommie Smith during his second NJCAA Championship. Bednarek also made headlines by securing the spot in the USA Olympic team by winning second place in the 200m.
Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Popular Name||Kenny Bednarek|
|Real Name||Kenny Bednarek|
|Date of birth||October 14, 1998|
|Age||23 years old|
|Place of birth||Tulsa Oklahoma|
|Adoptive mother||Mary Ann Bednarek|
|Adoptive sister||Mary Alys Bednarek|
|Status||In a relationship|
|Height||6.2 ft (188 cm)|
Kenny Bednarek’s Net Worth
Bednarek is a skilled sprinter who competes in 100m, 200m, and 400m games. He has a decent career, which has gathered media attention and a good amount of fortune.
However, no one knows the exact figures in his salary or his net worth.
The 23 year-old athlete has a very active career as a sprinter. He exercised daily and intensely to be in shape for his games.
These exercises have made his body toned and helped him to maintain a weight of 84 kgs. Besides a well-built body, Bednarek also has a great height of 6.2 ft.
Kenny Personal Life And Family
Bednarek was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. However, soon after his birth, he and his twin brother were adopted by their adoptive mother, Mary Ann Bednarek.
Mary brought Bednarek to Rice Lake, where he grew along with his twin brother Ian and adoptive sister Mary Alys.
He is very close with his family and spends a lot of time with them. He even introduced his girlfriend, Sharmila, to his family.
Bednarek is a fun-loving person in real life, but he is equally sincere and hardworking in his career.
He started taking part in the youth running track ever since he was just in grade second.
His love for running on the tracks just grew bigger and bigger with time. By the time he was in high school, he was already a state champion.
After completing high school, he joined college and started playing for the college’s team.
During his freshman year of college, Bednarek got an offer from Nike, which he accepted. Ever since then, he has been playing professionally.
Kenny Bednarek’s Girlfriend and Relationship
Currently, the sprinter representing team USA in the Olympics is the beautiful Indian professional golfer, Sharmila Nicollet.
Bednarek confessed his relationship with Nicollet through Instagram by posting pictures of them spending summer vacation in 2020.
Bednarek grew up in Rice Lake in Wisconsin. So, he did his schooling at Rice Lake High school.
After high school, he got recruitment offers from many colleges, but his grades were not enough.
So, he got into Indian Hills Community College in Iowa and started playing for the Indian Hills Warriors.
Bednarek started taking part in running ever since he was just a kid studying in second grade.
As he grew, he started practicing more and more. His hard work paid off as he was a state champion many times during his high school days. He even set the record for high school time in 2018 with his time of 20.43 seconds.
He played for his high school team before moving to college. Once he was in Indian Hills Community College, he started playing for them. During his college games, he became the world’s second-fastest sprinter in 200m and the first fastest in the USA.
He initially played for the Indian Hills Warriors but later got an offer to start his professional career from Nike. He accepted the offer and moved to Florida for his further training.
After starting his professional career, one of his main games is the one he played for NJCAA.
During the NJCAA Championship, he ran 400m in 19.82 seconds with a -0.8 headwind. His timing in this game broke the previous record set by Tommie Smith Sprinter. To that day, only six athletes ran in a short time with a wind of negative speed, but -0.8 was the strongest among all those winds.
Because of his excellent gameplay, he even received the title of the USATF Athlete of the Week in 2019.
Bednark continued his successful career and took part in the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship of 2019. During this game, he suffered an injury in his hamstring and had to jog to finish the game.
Despite his injury, he did not stay away from the tracks for so long. He returned and competed in the Diamond League but lost the gold to Noah Lyles.
Bednarek again competed against Lyles in the recent Olympic trials held in Oregon. Unfortunately, even this time, he lost to Lyles just by a few milliseconds. Though Lyles won the game, he still managed to win second place and secured his position in the USA Olympic team. Erriyon finished third.
Now, just like Josephus Lyles, every American has put their hopes on him to show excellent performance in the Olympics.