Name: Kenny Bednarek
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Event(s): 200-meter, 4x100-meter relay
Height: 6-2
DOB: 10/14/1998
Birthplace: Tulsa, Okla.
Hometown: Rice Lake, Wis.
High School: Rice Lake High School (Rice Lake, Wis.)
College: Indian Hills Community College
Team/Club: Nike
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020), one-time Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, silver (200-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – gold (200-meter)
  • Years of participation: 2019
  • Medals: 1 (1 gold)
  • Gold – 2019 (200-meter)
Personal: Son of Mary Benarek...Has a fraternal twin brother named Ian...Became the first American athlete to break 20 seconds in the 200-meter and 45 seconds in the 400-meter on the same day at the 2019 NJCAA Championships in Hobbs, New Mexico...Named USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week on May 22 in 2019, for his record-setting performance at the NJCAA Championships