Jason Kenny became the first Briton to win seven Olympic gold medals thanks to a stunning defense of the men’s keirin title. But wife Laura Kenny ‘s reign as female omnium champion has come to an end.
Laura, GB’s most successful female athlete, recover from an accident in her first event to finish sixth in the third consecutive omnium nomination.
Jason Kenny stunned the man’s pitch as he ran in relief with three laps remaining to claim victory.
It was his ninth Olympic medal overall.
The 33-year-old took home a silver medal at the Izu Velodrome to become GB’s best Olympian earlier this week. But was unable to defend his personal running position.
His seven gold medals were more than Chris Hoi, a former teammate
“Seven gold coins are really special. When you look back, look at the coins you’ve already won. It’s pretty easy,” Jason said. You will remember how hard it was.
“This week I am very disappointed. I don’t compete as much as I would like, but in keirin you can race hard and try your luck a little.”
Regarding his future, he added: “Before today, I had everything but gave up. I’m counting on my career for many days and races. compared to many years But now I might buy myself more time.”