Successful track cyclist Jason Kenny has ended his career at the age of 33. Kenny is the most successful British Olympian and last summer he won a gold medal for the seventh time at the Tokyo Olympics. He is now going to work as a coach for the British Federation.
“A big part of me would love to go on to Paris and I’m a little sad I don’t,” Kenny told the BBC. “But the opportunity to start as a coach at British Cycling may not present itself in the next three years. I took my chance.”
In total, Kenny took nine Olympic medals, more than any British athlete.
Kenny won no less than four places at the 2012 Games in London, including two golds: in the team sprint and the sprint. In 2016 in Rio de Janeiro he won three Olympic titles: in the team sprint, the sprint, and the keirin. In Tokyo, he only managed to win the keirin. In the team sprint, he had to recognize his superiority in the Dutch sprinters with the British team.