Jason Kenny retires to take up coaching job with British Cycling
Written by News Room on February 24, 2022
Great Britain’s most successful Olympian of all time, Jason Kenny, has retired to take up a coaching job with British Cycling.
According to reports, the 33-year-old won seven gold medals and two silvers between 2008 and 2021.
Kenny, who was knighted in the New Year Honours list, won team sprint gold in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016, individual sprint in 2012 and 2016 and the keirin in 2016 and Tokyo 2020.
That win made him the most successful cyclist in Olympic history from any country. He also won silver in sprint in 2008 and team sprint last year.
His wife, Laura Kenny, aged 29, who was also made a Dame in the New Year Honours, is the joint most decorated female athlete for Team GB, with five golds and one silver medal.
Ameen J Kantyok