Jason Kenny quits cycling for coaching after seven Olympic golds

By Sports Desk February 23, 2022

Jason Kenny, Great Britain's most successful Olympian, has retired from cycling to go into coaching.

Kenny has taken up a new role with British Cycling, bringing to an end his esteemed career as a competitor.

The 33-year-old won seven gold medals and two silvers across four Games, most recently triumphing in the keirin at Tokyo 2020.

But Kenny told the BBC: "A massive part of me would love to continue and try to get to Paris [in 2024] and I'm a little bit sad in a way to not do that.

"The opportunity at British Cycling to be a coach might not be there in three years. I thought I'd take it now."

Laura Kenny, his wife, has collected five golds and a silver since her Olympic bow at London 2012.

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