Tokyo Olympics: Jason and Laura Kenny each declare observe biking silver

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Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Jason Kenny gained a record-equalling eighth Olympic medal with crew dash silver 19 minutes after spouse Laura took crew pursuit silver in Tokyo.

GB’s males had gained the crew dash on the previous three Video games, whereas the ladies gained the crew pursuit in 2012 and 2016.

The ladies’s crew of Kenny, Katie Archibald, Neah Evans and Josie Knight have been overwhelmed as a dominant German aspect set a brand new world report of 4:04.242.

Kenny, Ryan Owens and Jack Carlin misplaced their last to the Netherlands.

Jason Kenny, 33, now has six gold and two silver medals and shares the standing of most adorned British Olympian with Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Laura Kenny, 29, is already essentially the most profitable British feminine Olympian with 4 golds and one silver, whereas equestrian rider Charlotte Dujardin is essentially the most adorned with three golds, one silver and two bronze medals.

Ought to she win gold within the omnium or madison later within the week, Kenny would be the first British girl to have gained an Olympic title at three Video games.

Kenny broke her shoulder in January 2020 however the postponement of the Video games gave her sufficient time to get well and compete, whereas Jason briefly retired after Rio 2016 however returned a 12 months later.

GB’s girls completed in 4:10.607, the bronze medal going to the USA as they beat Canada with a time of 4:08.040.

Within the crew dash, the lads recorded a time of 44.589, whereas the Netherlands set an Olympic report of 41.269 and France beat Australia to bronze in 42.331.

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