Laura Trott And Jason Kenny Become Most Successful Olympic Couple of All Time At Rio 2016
Team GB's cycling stars set some seriously high #RelationshipGoals
The Rio games will go down in history as being one of the greatest Olympics for British Cycling, with Team GB getting it’s collective, chalk-covered hands on no fewer than 12 medals in total – six gold, four silver, and a couple of bronze gongs.
In fact, every single track cyclist representing Team GB picked up a medal of some colour or other. The Brits have been so dominant in the Velodrome that they’ve bagged more gold medals on two wheels (six) that the entire country of Spain has in allof the events so far these games (four). More silver medals (four) than all of Canada (two), and more bronze gongs (two) than New Zealand (one).
The gold-rush for our cyclists has been so incredible that we half expected Sir Chris Hoy to somehow pick up a medal from the commentary box. Presumably his wooden acting in those breakfast commercials resulted in a points deduction.
But then there’s a team within a team. Team Trott-Kenny. Team Kenny-Trott. Team Trokky? We’re still working on the branding, but the soon-to-be husband and wife team of Jason Kenny and Laura Trott are by-far the most decorated fiancés in Olympic history. Everyone’s going mad for Britain’s Golden Couple.
Between them, the pair have picked up five gold medals in five competitions at the Rio games alone. As the medal table stands right now, if Team Kenny-Trott were competing as their own country, they’d currently be 13th in the Medal table, above the likes of Canada, Jamaica, and Spain. Sorry Spain, we’re not picking on you.
Let’s just hope there’s not a #Trexit on the cards ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Aged just 24 and 28 respectively, Trott and Kenny can foreseeably add to their medal haul in four years time.
Success in the Keirin last night took Jason Kenny’s overall Olympic Gold medal tally up to six, including the two others in Rio for the Men’s Spring and Men’s Team Sprint, along with the two he got in London 2012, and the fist one he bagged in Beijing 2008.
Laura Trott took her personal haul up to four following victories in the Team Pursuit and Omnium in Rio, mirroring her outstanding achievements in London 2012.
While there have been other Olympic couples in the past, (prior to Rio 2016, 230 couples - wither engaged, married, or separated – have picked up medals between them, 66 of which were gold), no pairing has every come close to the ten golds Jason Kenny and Laura Trott have between them.
Weighing in at an estimated 400g each, that’s a staggering four kilograms of Olympic glory cluttering up the sock draw. The track cycling events for 2016 may have come to an end for this games, we see no reason why the pair can’t add a bit more weight to their collection in four years time.