Bicycle owner Jason Kenny has joined a choose group of British Olympic legend by claiming his FIFTH Olympic gold medal with victory on the boys’s dash.
Crew GB had been assured gold within the velodrome, with Kenny dealing with off towards team-mate Callum Skinner within the ultimate two.
However, in the perfect of three match-up, world champion and defending Olympic champion Kenny dominated to win 2-Zero, and be part of fellow bike owner Sir Bradley Wiggins and rower Sir Steve Redgrave on 5 Olympic gold medals.
Bolton lad Kenny, engaged to fellow Crew GB bike owner Laura Trott, gained crew dash gold in Beijing, London and Rio – with Skinner and Phil Hindes on Thursday – and has now efficiently defended his particular person dash title gained 4 years in the past.
Kenny’s solely defeat in Olympic competitors was on the 2008 Beijing Video games, when, in a repeat of this yr’s ultimate, Sir Chris Hoy beat him as two Brit’s once more made up the ultimate two.
Hoy claimed his sixth Olympic gold within the Keirin in London earlier than retiring, and Kenny now has the prospect to affix the Scot because the Briton with essentially the most Olympic golds with victory in the identical self-discipline on Tuesday.
Kenny gained the Keirin world title in 2013 in Minsk, so it’s not past him. He’s Britain’s solely entrant within the race.
Kenny’s gold and Skinner’s silver took Britain’s tally to 4 golds and two silvers from 5 occasions entered within the velodrome.
Denis Dmitriev of Russia took bronze with a 2-Zero win over Matthew Glaetzer of Australia.