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Medals, debuts and the Kennys: Team GB hopes in the Olympic velodrome

Great Britain had a tough world championships in 2020 but optimism is high for a return to form in TokyoDay one of the Olympic track cycling at the Izu velodrome will give an instant idea of how Team GB will fare in the two flagship disciplines, the fo…

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Medals, debuts and the Kennys: Team GB hopes in the Olympic velodrome

Great Britain had a tough world championships in 2020 but optimism is high for a return to form in TokyoDay one of the Olympic track cycling at the Izu velodrome will give an instant idea of how Team GB will fare in the two flagship disciplines, the fo…

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The Kennys v the record books: Tokyo calls for Team GB’s golden couple | William Fotheringham

Laura Kenny is Britain’s most successful women’s Olympian, Jason has six golds. How far can they push medal counts? It will be one of the key contests of the Tokyo Games: British cycling’s “golden couple”, Laura and Jason Kenny, versus the record books…

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Team GB cyclists need to show Olympic form at world championships

World championships start in Berlin with all eyes on Jason and Laura Kenny five months before Tokyo 2020The final world championships before the Olympic Games is the point when reality, good or bad, hits home for Britain’s track cyclists, and the withd…

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Team GB cyclists need to show Olympic form at world championships

World championships start in Berlin with all eyes on Jason and Laura Kenny five months before Tokyo 2020The final world championships before the Olympic Games is the point when reality, good or bad, hits home for Britain’s track cyclists, and the withd…

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Hannah Miley happy as she hangs on to claim 400m individual medley bronze

• Miley claims first British medal in European Championships• Adam Peaty eases into 100m breaststroke final with fast timeIndividual medley swimming is a game of cat and mouse. Causes can seem lost but quickly found. Hannah Miley has been around this b…

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Jason Kenny helps Great Britain win silver in cycling team sprint world final

‘I was just happy to be in the team and to stick it on the podium’Netherlands pip GB to gold at track world championshipsJason Kenny, Jack Carlin and Ryan Owens have won silver for Great Britain in the men’s team sprint at the UCI Track Cycling World C…

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Laura and Jason Kenny return from cycling hiatus with baby on board

Cycling’s most famous couple are back in pursuit of medals at the world track championships in the Netherlands, complete with baby son AlbertThe return of the Kennys has the ring of a western or a reality television series about it, but for the Great B…

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Laura and Jason Kenny return from cycling hiatus with baby on board

Cycling’s most famous couple are back in pursuit of medals at the world track championships in the Netherlands, complete with baby son AlbertThe return of the Kennys has the ring of a western or a reality television series about it, but for the Great B…

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Jason Kenny refreshed and targeting Tokyo Olympics after almost quitting

• ‘After Rio, I’d pretty much made my decision to walk away from cycling’
• ‘I feel like I’m 18 and starting again,’ says six-times Olympic gold medallist

The six-times Olympic champion Jason Kenny plans to race on to the Tokyo 2020 Games after previously contemplating retirement. The 29-year-old Bolton rider won three gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics to take his tally to six gold and one silver, level with the British record holder and former team-mate Sir Chris Hoy.

Related: Peter Sagan times sprint to perfection to win third world title in a row

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Gold for Trott and Kenny, the men’s swimming marathon, Simone Biles on the floor: Rio 2016, day eleven – in pictures

From Simone Biles’ sublime performance on the floor to the men’s swimming marathon – here are the best images from day 11 of the Olympics

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Gold for Trott and Kenny, the men’s swimming marathon, Simone Biles on the floor: Rio 2016, day eleven – in pictures

From Simone Biles’ sublime performance on the floor to the men’s swimming marathon – here are the best images from day 11 of the Olympics

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Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner win gold and silver in individual sprint

• Room-mates add to Team GB’s medal tally at Olympic Velodrome
• Kenny wins all-British final 2-0 to claim his fifth Olympic gold

Jason Kenny cemented his status as the chairman of the velodrome boards by winning the men’s sprint final in Rio. In an all-British affair, he needed just two of three races to beat his comparatively inexperienced friend and British team‑mate Callum Skinner to win his second gold medal of these Games. Victories do not get much more comfortable and the 28-year-old mounted the top step of an Olympic podium for the fifth time in his career. In the bronze medal match, Russia’s Denis Dmitriev saw off the Australian Matthew Glaetzer to finish third.

In an opening race of cat and mouse, Skinner played Jerry to Kenny’s Tom. Having crawled around the opening 375 metres at snail pace, just fast enough to prevent themselves falling over, Skinner put the hammer down and went for home. In hot pursuit, Kenny hit the afterburners on the penultimate bend and his subsequent burst of acceleration was little short of breathtaking. Advantage Tom.

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Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner to battle for individual sprint cycling gold

• Great Britain guaranteed gold and silver as room-mates reach final
• Pair teamed up with Philip Hindes to win team sprint on Friday

Britain’s track cyclists are assured of yet another gold and silver medal after both Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner reached the final of the individual sprint.

Related: From sickbed to silver for Becky James with Olympic keirin success

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Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner to battle for individual sprint cycling gold

• Great Britain guaranteed gold and silver as room-mates reach final
• Pair teamed up with Philip Hindes to win team sprint on Friday

Britain’s track cyclists are assured of yet another gold and silver medal after both Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner reached the final of the individual sprint.

Related: From sickbed to silver for Becky James with Olympic keirin success

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Team GB’s 29 gold medals from London 2012: where are those Olympians now?

From Helen Glover and Heather Stanning to Jason Kenny and Anthony Joshua, the golden achievers of four years ago have taken different directions since then – some to Rio, others to pastures and challenges new

The pair have gone from strength to strength since the London Games, continuing to dominate their field. Thriving under the guidance of Robin Williams, Stanning and Glover are undefeated together since 2011 and are the world champions, defending the title they won in Amsterdam in 2014 by powering their way to more glory in Aiguebelette last year. They also won their second successive gold at the European championships this year and could become the first British women rowers to defend an Olympic title successfully.

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Rio 2016: Laura Trott shrugs off Zika fears and focuses on double gold

Team GB cyclist will defend the two titles she won in London four years ago and will not allow health concerns to distract her from the task

Laura Trott is not easily fazed by the occupational hazards presented by a working life spent cycling around in circles. Suffering from a condition that often causes her to throw up after races and particularly intense training sessions, she has spoken of how much she relishes the physical pain and distress that comes with being an elite bike racer. Having first come to public attention when caught on camera vomiting into a bucket during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, she could scarcely sound more relaxed as she prepares to defend, in less ignominious circumstances, the two Olympic titles that made her name.

“I don’t think they did test events at Beijing either,” shrugs the good humoured 24-year-old, upon being asked if she is concerned by news the velodrome in Rio will not throw its doors open to the public until the first day of track cycling competition next week, before swatting away concerns about the Zika virus in the fairly unfussed manner of somebody semi-distracted by a mosquito.

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Jason Kenny clicks into gear on cue to clinch world championship sprint title

• Briton takes third world title at scene of his 2012 Olympic triumph
• Kenny has habit of saving best form for when Olympics near

As a result of Jason Kenny’s hibernation pattern, in which he lies dormant for three years before awakening fully in Olympic seasons, until Saturday he had fewer world championships to his name than Olympic gold medals. He strikes only rarely in between Games, which explained why going into Saturday night’s session here he had only two world senior titles to his name: the match sprint in 2011 and the keirin in 2013, but he has now taken his world title tally to parity with his Olympic palmarès thanks to a victory over Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer which he described as the hardest world title he had ever won.

Related: Mark Cavendish dealt blow in Olympic quest after missing omnium medal

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Mark Cavendish dealt blow in Olympic quest after missing omnium medal

• Manxman may miss out to Jon Dibben after missing world podium
• Jason Kenny romps back in sprint final to claim gold

Mark Cavendish’s chances of going to Rio in search of an Olympic medal in the omnium look increasingly slender after the Manxman finished sixth in the world championships, failing to make an impact on the lengthy points race that decided the six-discipline event, where the gold medal went to the defending champion, Fernando Gaviria.

Related: Jon Dibben’s points gold puts pressure on Mark Cavendish for Rio spot

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Great Britain’s Olympic cycling medal factory faces danger of closure

The once-dominant sprinters of Team GB have failed to make their mark at world championships and must perform in London as places at Rio are in the balance

The Great Britain technical director, Shane Sutton, is an eternal optimist yet not even he can put a positive spin on the way that Britain’s track sprinters have lost the winning touch since the London Olympic Games and the retirement of Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton. “It is a massive disappointment for me,” the Australian conceded, “but you can’t clone people from the past.”

At the world championships in Paris last year the sprinters hit rock bottom: not one higher than eighth place across the six Olympic events, a stark contrast to the equivalent point before London when at the world championships at Apeldoorn the sprint team took medals in five of the six Olympic events.

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