Jason Kenny becomes GB's Mr Olympian with record-breaking seventh gold medal - Tokyo Warm-Up
Jason Kenny dominated his final race at Tokyo 2020 to win his seventh Olympic gold. The medal makes Kenny Great Britain's most successful Olympian and takes his total medal count to nine. Kenny's wife Laura was not as lucky in her final race. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+.
‘Absolutely remarkable’ – Jason Kenny storms to historic keirin gold
It is Kenny’s second successive Olympic title in the keirin and confirms him as GB’s greatest ever Olympian with nine medals overall. Kenny’s achievements at Tokyo 2020 and previous Games will go down in history as GB’s most successful athlete and Japan could be the final time fans see Kenny on the track.
Price secures gold
Lauren Price won GB's final gold medal of Tokyo 2020 in style with a fine display against China’s Li Qian in the middleweight final. Price has been unstoppable at these Games and was far too good for Qian in what was a one-sided final.
The 27-year-old capped off Team GB's best medal return in boxing since 1920 and fulfilled her dream of becoming an Olympic champion. A truly flawless performance against Qian highlighted Price's domination of the middleweight ranks in Tokyo.
Kipchoge joins marathon elite
The marathon was won by the truly unstoppable Eliud Kipchoge. The Kenyan defended his Olympic title and finished a huge 80 seconds ahead of his closest rival, Netherland’s Abdi Nageeye. Kipchoge is just the third man in history to win consecutive Olympic titles. Legend.
STILL TO COME
The closing ceremony kicks off around 12pm UK time which is around 8pm in Tokyo. The entire ceremony is live on Eurosport and there will loads of wrap videos from us once the Games conclude.
HEROES AND MORE HEROES
Britain's Laura Kenny competes in the women's track cycling omnium scratch race during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Izu Velodrome in Izu, Japan, on August 8, 2021. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)
The Nageeye finished 80 seconds behind gold medal winner Eliud Kipchoge and was clearly determined to see Abdi cross the line for bronze.
With the finish line in sight, Nageeye can be seen turning back and encouraging Abdi in one final push for bronze. Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono was closest to the Belgian and Nageeye was willing Abdi to see off his final challenge.
Abdi did take the bronze, much to the delight of his fellow European and training partner Nageeye.
And so the Olympics come to a close again, but fear not, the next Games in Paris is just three years away. It’s been the strangest of Olympics in the most unusual circumstances, but even without fans the athletes have managed to deliver historical triumphs almost moment to moment in Tokyo.
The closing ceremony promises to cap off a thrilling Games in style so it’s only appropriate we would close our retro corner with a look back at how Rio closed the show in 2016.
EUROSPORT IN TOKYO
Bradley Wiggins was track side for the cycling finale and the former Olympian watched as Kenny surpassed his Olympic record with a seventh gold.
The Eurosport commentator was stunned by Kenny’s performance and heaped praise on the history-maker.
"Jason Kenny is the Olympic champion for the second straight Olympiad,” he said.
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“That is gold medal number seven, medal number nine - he is now the most successful, most decorated Olympian of all time with that performance.
"What on earth were the rest of the riders thinking? Giving Jason Kenny that much space, that much breathing space at the front to ride away.
You don't give Jason that much space at the front. Once he got a sniff and went clear, he left them for dead. What a way to win your seventh Olympic gold medal!
“Absolutely fantastic. There is no-one more deserving of that crown than Jason Kenny. He's been smiling all afternoon on the rollers, he's looked really laid back and relaxed, and it's just fantastic.”
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