August 11, 2022

Dame Laura Kenny wins bronze for England within the ladies’s staff pursuit towards Wales on the Commonwealth Video games…on the SAME monitor that she received two Olympic gold medals a decade in the past

  • Laura Kenny and England beat Wales within the 4000m ladies’s staff pursuit
  • Victory handed them the occasions bronze medal after failing to qualify for the ultimate
  • Kenny was joined on monitor by Jose Knight, Maddie Leech & Sophie Lewis

Dame Laura Kenny has received bronze within the ladies’s biking staff pursuit towards Wales on the opening day of sporting competitors on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games.

Kenny and her England team-mates claimed the bronze medal within the 4000m ladies’s staff pursuit on the VeloPark in Lee Valley, the monitor that the 30-year-old received two Olympic gold medals on ten years in the past.

Kenny was joined by Jose Knight, Maddie Leech & Sophie Lewis of their overcome Wales after beforehand failing to succeed in the ultimate.

Dame Laura Kenny and England received the bronze medal within the ladies’s 4000m staff pursuit

Kenny spearheaded England’s medal cost as she led from the entrance to assist information the quartet to victory.

They beat Wales by slightly below two seconds to cement their podium place within the ladies’s biking occasion in entrance of a packed out velodrome crowd.

Kenny, married to Olympic medal record-holder Sir Jason Kenny was making her first Commonwealth Video games look since Glasgow 2014 after being compelled to overlook the 2018 Video games in Australia after giving delivery to the couple’s son, Albie.

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Talking to BBC Sport following England’s medal triumph, Kenny mentioned: 

‘It’s been good. I don’t suppose I’ve ever felt a lot stress to win a bronze medal in my life with a youthful staff.

‘I used to be an entire bag of nerves to assist them win and get a style of medals I’ve had prior to now.

‘To be completely sincere I’ve been the weak hyperlink within the final two rounds.’  

England and Wales completed third and fourth respectively throughout the five-team time trial with Australia and New Zealand progressing to the ultimate. 

Australia took gold within the Commonwealth competitors after beating New Zealand within the last following England’s success.