Britain's cycling icon Laura Kenny retires from Olympics

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Great Britain's most celebrated female Olympian, Laura Kenny, announces retirement from cycling

Britain's cycling icon Laura Kenny retires from Olympics

 Laura Kenny, Great Britain's most decorated female Olympian, has retired from cycling ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics.

"Thank you cycling for everything you've given me – including a husband and our growing family!" Kenny, 31, wrote on Instagram.

"It means the world to me when people say I have inspired women and girls to get active and get on a bike."

"Thanks to Team GB (Great Britain), British Cycling, and all the partners who have supported my journey. A special thanks to every teammate I have had over the years and my family for being the best support unit I could ever have wished for. It's now time to move on but stay following for the next chapter," she said.

Kenny won five Olympic golds in track cycling in London 2012, Rio 2016, and Tokyo 2020 and secured seven world titles.

She was expected to compete in this summer's Olympics in the French capital.

She is married to former British cyclist Jason Kenny, 35.

He is Team GB's most successful Olympian, with nine Olympic medals, including seven gold, from 2008 to 2020.

Laura gave birth to her second child in 2023.

Source: AA

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