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Golden couple underline GB dominance on the track

Jason Kenny kept his cool to win a stunning sixth gold and his peerless fiancee Laura Trott won her fourth as Great Britain dominated the Olympic Velodrome for a third successive Games.

Kenny’s third and Trott’s second gold of the Rio Olympics saw Britain finish with six gold medals from nine events entered on the track.

And sprint silver for Becky James and bronze for Katy Marchant saw Britain finish with 11 medals in all, four of them silver.

Sir Bradley Wiggins last Friday won his fifth Olympic gold in the team pursuit, but even his exploits were surpassed by Kenny on Tuesday’s sixth and final day in the velodrome.

Kenny was thrilled to share the moment with Trott, who congratulated him on the track apron following his win. The couple are scheduled to marry in September.

“The thing about being together for me that’s special is that we get to share these moments,” Kenny said.

“I couldn’t understand a word she was saying. She was bawling her eyes out.

“(But) that was special and it’s nice to share it with the people you love.”

The 28-year-old, who also won team and individual sprint gold, serenely negotiated the first and second round, effectively a semi-final, before the final, which was aborted after the first start by the officials. (AP)

 

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