Olympics: Speed king Kenny just wants to get back home

All Trott's gold medals have been at the expense of Hammer, the American who must be sick of the sight of her rear wheel.

Kenny, 28, who is one Olympics up on his fiancée, has surpassed British legend Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Bradley Wiggins with six gold medals.

Callum Skinner - Gold in men's team sprint and silver in men's sprint.

Scott follows in the wake of compatriots Iain Percy, in 2000, and Ben Ainslie, in 2004, 2008 and 2012, in winning gold in sailing's Finn class.

"It's character, just fantastic". "It's nice to be able to share the special moment", Kenny said. Four gold medals for Laura Trott.

Cyclist Becky James won a silver medal in the women's sprint final at the velodrome, while Katy Marchant took bronze in the same event - adding another two medals to Team GB's tally.

"My daughter just said "imagine being their kid at school & saying my M&D are the most successful GB Olympians", joked a third.

Trott's mother Glenda said: "They've got a wedding to plan". He knows me inside out - he knows what to say.

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Trott and Kenny truly are the definition of a power couple.

Hoy collected three in Beijing, the year Kenny won his first gold.

Things will be getting even better for the star couple later this year, although Kenny is not sure whether he will carry on to another Olympics or not. "If I don't work then I don't get paid".

While Trott was totally dominant in the omnium, Kenny's keirin victory was controversial.

Malaysia's Azizulhasni Awang outsprinted Germany's Joachim Eilers, the current keirin world champion, on the final stretch to bring home the bronze.

However after a long and tense break where the judges looked to see what had happened, they came to the conclusion that it was perhaps too much of a grey area to actually disqualify one of the riders, and they were all allowed to race again in the restart. Awang sat in behind the derny rider whilst Kenny, as he had done in the previous two attempts at the race, sat in third before the sprint finally happened.

"Someone was a bit trigger happy today as well", he added about the two tight calls, neither of which as clear. It was insane. I had some problems with the bike before, and we tried to fix it, but obviously not enough.

"I think they dealt with the doubt well". I am so proud at what I achieved.

  • Lawrence Cooper