Dame Laura Kenny wins bronze for England within the girls’s workforce pursuit towards Wales on the Commonwealth Video games…on the SAME monitor that she gained two Olympic gold medals a decade in the past
- Laura Kenny and England beat Wales within the 4000m girls’s workforce pursuit
- Victory handed them the occasions bronze medal after failing to qualify for the ultimate
- Kenny was joined on monitor by Josie Knight, Maddie Leech & Sophie Lewis
Dame Laura Kenny has gained bronze within the girls’s biking workforce 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 girls’s workforce pursuit on the VeloPark in Lee Valley, the identical monitor that the 30-year-old gained two Olympic gold medals on ten years in the past.
Kenny was joined by Josie Knight, Maddie Leech & Sophie Lewis of their conquer Wales after beforehand failing to succeed in the ultimate.
ON THE PODIUM: Australia took gold, with New Zealand ending second, and England third
Laura Kenny celebrates success with team-mates Josie Knight, Maddie Leech & Sophie Lewis
Kenny spearheaded England’s medal cost as she led from the entrance to assist information the quartet to victory.
They beat Wales by just below two seconds to cement their podium place within the girls’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 following the delivery of the couple’s son, Albie.
This time around her son was in attendance to look at his mum storm to extra monitor success throughout a vastly profitable profession within the sport.
Kenny and England gained the bronze medal within the girls’s 4000m workforce pursuit towards Wales
England triumphed over Wales by almost two seconds within the third place showdown occasion
Talking to BBC Sport following England’s medal triumph, Kenny mentioned: ‘It has been sensible. I do not assume I’ve ever felt a lot strain to win a bronze medal in my life with a youthful workforce.
‘I used to be an entire bag of nerves to assist them win and get a style of medals I’ve had up to now.
‘To be completely trustworthy I have 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 girls’s Commonwealth competitors after beating New Zealand within the closing following England’s success.
New Zealand beat Workforce England within the males’s 4000m pursuit closing to take gold in London
England’s pursuit workforce took silver within the males’s 4000m closing towards New Zealand in a close-fought encounter that broke the Commonwealth document.
The English quartet first broke the video games document with a time of three minutes and 49.584 seconds.
Nevertheless the Kiwi stars went faster nonetheless, setting a time of three minutes 47.575 seconds to steal victory in London.
England’s velodrome heroes have been helpless in denying New Zealand’s four-man workforce of Aaron Gate, Jordan Kerby, Tom Sexton and Campbell Stewart gold, as they settled for silver.