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Rio Olympics 2016 Britains golden couple - Laura Trott & Jason Kenny

Posted Date :   17 August 2016 12:12:47 PM  

You might forgive Laura Trott and Jason Kenny for leaving Rio rather full of themselves. Five competitions between them, five golds won. As of Tuesday night, had the couple been a country they would have sat 13th on the medal table, above Jamaica, Kenya and Brazil.
 
That would be to misunderstand what makes them tick. This is a couple who got engaged while on the sofa watching an episode of EastEnders.
 
You might think too that it would get competitive around the breakfast table in the cottage they share just outside Knutsford in Cheshire. Kenny now has six Olympic golds from three Games, more than Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Bradley Wiggins. Trott has four, more than any other British woman, and from one less Olympics.
 
 
That would be to misjudge their relationship. Cycling superstars on their own, together they can be almost ordinary, almost invisible. After the gold rush, after their tearful embrace in the Rio velodrome with the world watching on, that may be about to change.
 
"I remember seeing Laura at the velodrome years ago," says Kenny's mother Lorraine.
 
"The difference in their characters is what makes it work for them," says Trott's father Adrian.
 
"Until he gets to know you, Jason is a little bit shy. He's quiet and understated. Laura is bubbly, chatty, just as you see in her interviews.
 
"If they were both like Jason, God only knows how they'd talk about anything. And God forbid having two Lauras in a household!"
 
The relationship between the two began in the build-up to London 2012, with Kenny about to come out of Chris Hoy's muscled shadow at his second Olympics and Trott about to experience her first.
 
 
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