Tokyo Olympics: Jason and Laura Kenny both claim track cycling silver

Last update on. From the section Olympics Tokyo Olympic Games on BBC Dates: 23 Jul-8 Aug Time in Tokyo: BST+8. Listen live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button; Listen live on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra, and Sounds; Live text and video clips available on BBC Sport app and website. Jason Kenny was the most decorated Olympian in Great Britain after he brought home team sprint silver and Laura took home team pursuit silver. The men of GB had won the team sprint at each of the previous three Games. In 2012 and 2016, the women won team pursuit. As a dominant German side, the women's team of Josie Knight, Katie Archibald and Neah Evans were defeated, a new world record was set at 4:04.242. Kenny Owens, Ryan Owens, and Jack Carlin lost the final to the Netherlands. Jason Kenny (33), now has six medals in gold and two in silver - more than Sir Bradley Wiggins' total medal haul, but Kenny still has one gold and one silver. Laura Kenny (29), is already the most successful British female Olympian, with four golds as well as one silver. Charlotte Dujardin, equestrian rider, is the most decorated, with three golds. She also has one silver and two bronze. Kenny could be the first British woman ever to win an Olympic title at three Games if she wins gold in the madison or omnium later in the week. Kenny injured her shoulder in January 2020, but she was able to compete and recover from the delay. Jason retired temporarily after Rio 2016, but returned one year later. The women of GB finished in 4:10.607 and the bronze medal went to the United States. They beat Canada by 4:08.040. The men ran 44.589 in the team sprint. Australia was beaten by France, who set the Olympic record at 41.269. We will keep you posted.


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