Kenny Bednarek Parents: Adopted By Mother Mary Bednarek

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Kenny Bednarek was born to his parents on October 14, 1998, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He has two sisters and a twin brother; however, Kenny and his twin brother were adopted at 4 years old by Mary Bednarek.

After that, Kenny and his twin brother and adoptive mom moved to Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

Kenny Bednarek After Making Into The National Team For Fourth Consecutive Year
Kenny Bednarek After Making Into The National Team For Fourth Consecutive Year (Source: Instagram)

Kenny Bednarek is an American track and field sprinter who specializes in the 200-meter distance.

He started to run youth track in second grade, won seven individual state titles, and led his high school team to a 4X400 relay championship.

Growing up, he also played football as a wide receiver and kick returner during his junior and senior years at Rice Lake.

Following high school, he enrolled at Indian Hills Community College as he did not qualify academically for a major four-year university.

He started his professional career in 2019, signing a contract with Nike, and began training with former world champion sprinter and Olympic medalist Justin Gatlin.

Moreover, representing the U.S. national team, he has won a silver at the 2020 Olympic Games and another silver at the 2022 World Championships.

Recently, the sprinter attended the men’s 200-meter race during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, and secured the 5th position. 

Parents: Adopted By Mother Mary Bednarek

Kenny Bednarek was raised by a single mother, Mary Ann Bednarek. However, Mary is his adoptive parent, as Kenny and his twin brother were adopted at the age of 4.

Unfortunately, there is no information about his biological parents, and the Bednarek siblings never mention them.

Kenny Bednarek With His Mother, Mary Ann
Kenny Bednarek With His Mother, Mary Ann (Source: Instagram)

Growing up, Mary never thought that her son would be where he is today and described him as a very uncoordinated child.

“He was very uncoordinated as a youngster I would have never ever imagined he’d be where he is now when he was four and five years old. I was like boy he’s clumsy,” Mary Ann said.

“When you would see him on the track you could see that was where he was happiest … When he was little, I called him my Secretariat. I remember watching Secretariat win by 32 lengths himself and that was Kenny!”

Moreover, Kenny’s brother, Ian, also participated in track and field during his collegiate years.

Kenny Bednarek Girlfriend Is A Professional Golfer

The professional sprinter, Kenny, has been in a relationship with Sharmila Nicollet since 2020.

Sharmila is a professional golfer, online influence and media personality.

She was born to her French father, Marc Nicollet, and an Indian mother, Surekha Nicollet, in Bangalore, India.

Kenny Bednarek And His Girlfriend, Sharmila Nicollet
Kenny Bednarek And His Girlfriend, Sharmila Nicollet (Source: Instagram)

Her father worked as a software engineer, and her mother owns her own perfume store, Padmini Aroma Ltd.

As a child, she used to play tennis, basketball and is a former national sub-junior swimming champion.

Nicollet found her passion for golf at an early age and became the youngest Indian to qualify for the Ladies European Tour.

Moreover, the fitness fanatic competes in Epson and European Tour and has over 25 wins.



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