Laura Trott and Jason Kenny make it a perfect 10 between them
Trott becomes first British woman to claim four Olympic golds - Kenny equalled the British record haul of Chris Hoy after winning his sixth Olympic gold
Britain’s Jason Kenny with fiancee Laura Trott. Photograph: David Davies/PA
The latest victories sweep the engaged couple’s gold medal tally into double figures — with the pair now able to boast 10 between them.
Trott became the first British woman to claim four Olympic gold medals with her win in the Omnium, while Kenny equalled the British record haul of Chris Hoy after winning his sixth Olympic gold by scooping the top title in the keirin.
The 28-year-old from Bolton dominated the track as he powered around the boards of the velodrome — claiming team GB’s 19th Rio gold.
Trott cried on the sidelines as Kenny pedalled his victory lap with his arms in the air, before the couple embraced and kissed as the crowd cheered.
Speaking to the BBC following his win, Kenny said: “Today just felt like a dream really, I think I’m just kind of so tired I’m just floating through it. So yeah, I really enjoyed today.”
He said it was “pretty mental” to have equalled Chris’ medal haul, adding that the 10 golds he and his fiance have amassed between them was “not bad”.
“I was there in Beijing obviously when Chris won his three, and I knew at the time it was special, and then as the years have gone by I appreciated even more how special those Olympics were and how amazing Chris was then.
“So yeah, to come here and to do the same is amazing.”
Chris stood up and applauded Kenny’s triumph, branding it a “special moment” during his BBC commentary.
He said: “When he came on the team just before Beijing back in 2008 we knew we had a very special addition to the team.
“But even with all the talent and potential that he had, I don’t think we realised just how special this man was going to be.
“Phenomenal performance tonight, phenomenal performance all week — just amazing.”
Genuinely delighted, Chris added that Kenny “is a friend and you want to see your friends do well”.
“He deserves this, he has earned it, he has worked hard.”
An emotional Trott shared her excitement online tweeting: “Arghhhh!!!!!! I love him to bits JasonKenny107 !! Our kids have to get some of these genes right?!”
Having successfully defending her title, Trott told the BBC: “I can’t believe it — I did not expect that at all. I am just so happy that it all came together - I can’t thank everyone at home enough.”
The 24-year-old from Cheshunt added: “To be able to repeat my success in London — I can’t explain what I am going through right now, I am so, so happy.”