Jason Kenny retires and becomes Great Britain sprint coach

Britains Jason Kenny celebrates taking gold in the mens track cycling keirin final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Izu Velodrome in Izu Japan on August 8 2021 Photo by Odd ANDERSEN AFP Photo by ODD ANDERSENAFP via Getty Images
Jason Kenny (Great Britain) celebrates winning gold in the Keiren final at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Great Britain’s most successful Olympian, Jason Kenny, will continue to help secure medals for his nation after he retires, swapping the track racing for a coaching role.

British Cycling said that while Kenny is calling an end to the career which has seen him win seven Olympic titles across four Games, he will start a new one as the Podium Men’s Sprint Coach.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.