Tokyo Olympics: Jason Kenny turns into GB’s most profitable Olympian with keirin gold


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Jason Kenny turned the primary British athlete to win seven Olympic gold medals as he defended his males’s keirin title in spectacular trend in Tokyo.

The 33-year-old shocked the sphere as he sprinted clear with three laps remaining to say victory.

It’s a ninth Olympic medal for Kenny, who gained silver in the team sprint to grow to be GB’s most embellished Olympian earlier this week on the Izu Velodrome.

His tally of seven golds is yet another than former team-mate Chris Hoy.

The 2016 champion caught his 5 rivals without warning with a long-range assault and held on to complete 0.763 seconds away from Malaysia’s Azizulhasni Awang with the Netherlands’ reigning world champion Harrie Lavreysen taking bronze.

Lavreysen made it three medals in Tokyo however had been aiming to emulate Kenny’s achievement of 5 years in the past by profitable all three males’s dash occasions.

Kenny progressed from a semi-final that additionally included compatriot and particular person dash bronze medallist Jack Carlin, however the 24-year-old didn’t qualify for the ultimate after ending fourth.

Contesting the race to determine the minor positions, Carlin completed second to say an eighth-placed total end.

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