Jason Kenny became the most successful British Olympian in history as Team GB took silver in the men’s team sprint at the Izu Velodrome in Tokyo.
The Netherlands were the favourites going into the race and produced a stunning ride to beat their own Olympic record and take gold.
But Britain’s Kenny, Jack Carlin and Ryan Owens were left disappointed after a blistering start proved too much for the trio to keep together, with huge gaps opening between the riders, leaving Kenny effectively to ride the whole race on his own.
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The silver takes Kenny's Olympic career tally to eight medals (six golds, two silver), level with Bradley Wiggins (five golds, one silver, two bronze) but with a greater number of golds. He also moves clear of Chris Hoy, who won seven medals (six gold, one silver).
France beat Australia in the third and fourth ride-off to claim a bronze medal.
The Australians had broken the Olympic record in the heats, only to miss out on the gold medal race when both Team GB and the Netherlands subsequently broke that record.

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