In Rio on day eleven, Jason Kenny and Laura Trott made history in the velodrome. Kenny equalled Sir Chris Hoy’s British record of six Olympic titles and his fiancé Laura Trott became the most successful female British Olympian as she picked up her fourth gold medal earlier.
Success in Rio means only one thing - the chances of winning the prestigious Sports Personality of the Year award becomes more of a reality. Jason Kenny won his third gold medal yesterday in Rio - he’s picked them up in the Men’s Keirin, Sprint & Team Sprint.
Kenny has shown us that he is one of Britain’s greatest ever Olympians and still at only 28 years old, there’s still time for him to eclipse Hoy’s record and pick up even more gold medals. Last month you could have got odds of 80/1 for Kenny to win SPOTY but today you can get best odds 7/1, which currently leaves him as third favourite.
His fiancé, Laura Trott won her second gold medal yesterday in Rio and matched her success in London 2012 by picking them up in the Women’s Omnium and Team Pursuit.
Trott dominated the Omnium by winning three of the six races and finished second in two of the other races. She will undoubtedly go down in history and it will be an achievement which will be tough to match. Still at the young age of 24, there is still time for her to improve her Olympic medal tally in 2020.
Trott is currently the fourth favourite to win SPOTY - she’s best priced 7/1 to win the award but if you backed her last month you could have got odds of 33/1.