Introducing Team Toyota GB
Introducing Team Toyota GB
Toyota is the Worldwide Official Mobility Partner of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee because we seek to push people farther—past their finish line, past their impossible.
Working with the International Olympic and Paralympic Committees to help athletes reach their dreams is just one part of our wholehearted commitment to unleashing human potential through the power of movement.
Meet some of Team Toyota GB:
Dame Laura Kenny is one of the most recognised sportswomen on the planet and Britain’s greatest ever female Olympian, having won a total of 6 medals, including 5 Gold, across three Games in London, Rio and Tokyo.
The triple-Olympic champion was born a month prematurely with a collapsed lung and later diagnosed with asthma. Advised to try sport to help with her breathing, Kenny first participated in trampolining before being forced to stop due to an undiagnosed condition that caused her to sporadically pass out.
At London 2012, Laura, Joanna Rowsell Shand and Dani King broke the world record each time they rode on their way to the team pursuit gold and two days later, Kenny won the omnium by the closest possible margin of one point with a storming time trial to get the gold.
At the Rio Olympics in 2016, she helped GB win the women’s team pursuit and also defended her omnium title.
After injury hit preparations, Laura won Silver in the Team Pursuit in at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics, held in Summer 2021. Later in the Games, Laura and teammate Katie Archibald subsequently went on to become the first Olympic champions in the women’s Madison in a dominant performance. The win made her the first British woman to win Golds at three consecutive Olympics, the most successful female cyclist in Olympic history and tied her with Charlotte Dujardin for the most Olympic medals won by a British female sportsperson.
Jonnie Peacock is the Double Paralympic, World & European T44 100m Champion winning his first Paralympic title at the London 2012 Games. He then successfully defended his title at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Jonnie then won T64 100m bronze at Tokyo 2020. He was also part of the inaugural 4x100m Universal Relay, winning silver after running the second leg.
Jonnie's determination, courage and attitude led him to become one of Great Britain’s best Paralympians. Jonnie was only five years old when he contracted Meningitis, which killed the tissue in his right leg. This resulted in an amputation just below the knee. After a remarkable recovery, and with the fighting spirit which would eventually help him to become a world-class sprinter, Jonnie made a full recovery from the disease. Whilst having his prosthetic leg fitted in hospital, Jonnie was encouraged to take part in a Paralympic sports talent day.
After years of training and learning his trade at regional events, it was in May 2012 that Jonnie competed in his first international race at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. A month later, he broke the World Record and in September 2012 he won Gold in London.
In 2013, Jonnie was awarded with an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to athletics. Jonnie is already an inspiration to many young people and their families and is passionate about building the profile of disability sport globally, keeping children of all abilities active and promoting health lifestyles.
Jonnie is Toyota’s lead ambassador for ‘Every Body Moves Powered by Toyota’. The Every Body Moves platform is a central part of our commitment to create a more inclusive society and a demonstration of our ambition to make movement better for everyone.