Britain’s golden biking couple Laura and Jason Kenny are aiming to make Olympic historical past.
Six-time champion Jason wants only one extra gold medal to turn out to be Workforce GB’s most adorned Olympian, with at the very least three possibilities to safe the title from Sir Chris Hoy – the group dash, particular person dash, and keirin.
Laura already has probably the most golds ever amongst British ladies and has the prospect to win three extra medals so as to add to her already spectacular assortment of 4.
On Monday, Britain’s males’s group pursuit squad managed to qualify in fourth place for the prospect to win a medal.
Within the ladies’s group pursuit, Workforce GB certified second quickest after watching Germany smash the world report.
The Kenny’s have spent the final 16 months with barely any competitors, however have their hopes set excessive for his or her upcoming occasions.
“We will solely deal with ourselves, however we’re in a greater place than we might have been 12 months in the past,” Jason stated.
“We’re sooner. That is all we are able to do. If somebody turns up and surprises us with one thing phenomenal, there’s not quite a bit we are able to do about that.”
Eventually 12 months’s world championships, the ultimate main competitors earlier than lockdown, Jason and his males’s dash teammates had been effectively off the tempo set by the Dutch, whereas Laura and the ladies’s group pursuit squad had been overwhelmed by the American group.
She stated: “If these Video games had taken place a 12 months in the past, I might have been barely involved. I would not have had the preparation I needed.
“These additional 12 months have given me time to ensure I used to be doing every little thing proper, get fitter and stronger than I ever have been.”
The 29-year-old has been a part of the successful group within the ladies’s pursuit within the final two Video games in addition to successful the omnium on every event.
A victory, in both occasion, this 12 months would make her the primary British girl to win gold at three separate Olympics after Jade Jones, Charlotte Dujardin and Helen Glover all missed out.
After the 2016 Rio Olympics, the couple took a while out from biking, welcoming their son Albie in August 2017.
Laura stayed away for six months earlier than returning to compete on the 2018 world championships, whereas Jason returned in late 2017.
At 33-years-old he’s heading into his fourth Video games with extra expertise than the rider he was when he gained his first-team dash gold in 2008.
He stated: “It’s a must to be the most effective on the earth to win the Olympics, and that hasn’t modified.
“The purpose is identical.”