Jason Kenny: I’m here to stay
Jason Kenny is going nowhere and feels a remodelled mentality will help him go deep into a second decade at the top of track cycling. The six-time Olympic champion vowed to walk away after Rio, when he became the second Brit after Chris Hoy to win three gold medals at a single Games.
“Last time I was hell bent on retiring after Rio and I had a year away and drifted back into it,” Kenny told BBC Sport.
“Inevitably (postponement) will have helped some people and it will hinder other people.
Kenny has stood on top step in team sprint at the last three Olympic Games, a golden run in a single event only equalled by Ben Ainslie in sailing’s Finn class.
But the Boltonian believes he might be upstaged by his nearest and dearest with wife Laura poised to take on three events at the Izu Velodrome. Four-time Olympic champion Laura is poised to add the madison to her programme of events, alongside the omnium and team pursuit double she pulled off in London and Rio
. “It’s not something I think about, really, but it would obviously be nice,” said the 32-year-old. “Laura will probably come along and trump it anyway. So it would be short-lived even if I did get it.”