Laura Kenny has won four Olympic gold medals, making her the most successful female track cyclist in Olympics history
Kenny is a seven-time world champion, 14-time European Championship winner and a Commonwealth Games title holder
Formerly known as Laura Trott, she married fellow Team GB cycling star Jason Kenny in 2016
As of June 2021, Laura Kenny is Great Britain’s most successful female athlete in Olympic Games history.
Going by her maiden name Laura Trott at London 2012 and Rio 2016, the cycling legend has won four Olympic gold medals during an incredible career in the saddle.
Who is Laura Kenny?
Sports betting fans will be familiar with both Laura Kenny and husband Jason, with the press labelling the duo as Britain’s “golden couple” following their success in Rio 2016.
Here, we look at Laura Kenny’s sensational cycling career but also her life away from the Velodrome. Who is Laura Kenny? We do our best to put the greatest female track cyclist of all-time into words…
Laura Kenny Cyclist
Laura Kenny will go down in history as one of the all-time greats, winning everything there is to win at the highest level of the sport.
As well as winning four Olympic gold medals, the then-Laura Trott is a seven-time world champion, 14-time European champion and she also has a Commonwealth title.
Kenny was just 20 years old when she burst onto the scene at the 2012 Olympics but avid cycling fans saw her win two world titles and two European golds before London.
To this day, Kenny is the most successful female track cyclist in Olympics history and that feat, along with her vast collection of medals, is what makes her a British sporting legend.
Laura Kenny Net Worth
While we can’t be sure of exact figures, Laura Kenny has an estimated net worth of £1 million – with Cyclingweekly valuing her wealth at £700,000 following the 2016 Olympics.
Laura and husband Jason are known as cycling’s power couple and Laura Kenny net worth estimates will be boosted drastically if you include Jason’s wealth.
If nothing else, one thing is for sure – Laura Kenny is likely to earn a major payday if she is able to win another Olympic gold medal at Tokyo 2021 this summer.
Laura Kenny Husband
Laura Kenny is married to husband Jason after cycling’s power couple tied the knot at a private ceremony in September 2016.
Back in 2012, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny officially started dating during the Olympic Games in London, with the duo pictured sharing a smooch behind David Beckham!
Like Laura, Jason is one of the most successful cyclists in Olympics history and he is level on six gold medals with the legendary Sir Chris Hoy.
It looked like Jason Kenny had retired but rumour has it he will return for Tokyo 2020 in a bid to surpass his former counterpart in the British gold medal chart.
Laura Kenny Son
Laura Kenny gave birth to a baby boy, Albert ‘Albie’ Louie Kenny, on August 23rd 2017 and the couple have documented his early life to fans over social media in recent years.
Now approaching four years old, Laura shared a heart-warming image of three bikes to announce the pregnancy, with followers moving quickly to congratulate the couple.
Fast forward to June 2020 and Laura Kenny shared a video of Albie cycling and he seems to have taken to the bike like a duck to water.
Should Albert make it as a professional, plenty of punters will be looking at cycling betting odds for him to emulate Laura and Jason by winning an Olympic gold medal.
Laura Kenny Instagram
With over 160,000 followers on Instagram, Laura Kenny is one of the more popular cycling athletes on the famous social media platform.
While not the most active sportsperson on the internet, Laura shares a range of media to her fans – ranging from training clips in the gym to family shots on holiday.
Among her most recent posts, Laura is captured wearing the Team GB cycling kit for Tokyo 2020 and a short video clip shows her and gymnastics star Max Whitlock posing by the River Thames.
If you want Jason Kenny social media updates, you’ll have to check out the Laura Kenny Instagram feed as her husband is not signed up on the platform.
You can follow Laura Kenny on Instagram here: @laurakenny31.
Still going by Laura Trott at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo will be the first time she has represented Team GB under her married name.
If you look at Laura Trott’s early life, you’ll read that she was born a month premature and with a collapsed lung so it is testament to her attitude and mental strength that she has gone on to be so successful.
An Olympic Games track cycling legend, Laura will attempt to add to her glittering medal cabinet at Tokyo 2021 – but will Laura Kenny be celebrating yet another Olympic gold?
We could be seeing a lot of Laura Kenny on the TV at the Olympics this summer and let’s hope both she and husband Jason enjoy a successful trip to Japan.
*Credit for the main photo belongs to Patrick Semansky / AP Photo*