GOLDEN couple Jason and Laura Kenny will grow to be a knight and a dame to honour their record-breaking Olympic triumph.
Authorities insiders say the biking superstars, who flew dwelling with their medals yesterday, are certainties for the accolades.
Jason and Laura Kenny will grow to be a knight and a dame
Jason now has a whopping 9 medals to his nameCredit: PA
Laura’s record-breaking Olympic haul stands at sixCredit: Getty
One high supply revealed after the pair grabbed glory once more in Tokyo: “I believe you may anticipate Workforce GB’s golden couple to be showered with gongs subsequent.
“The entire crew deserve large reward however the Kennys’ historic achievements will probably be high of the record to be honoured.”
The couple led a victory march of returning heroes by means of Heathrow Airport yesterday after changing into Britain’s high female and male Olympians of all time.
Jason, 33, gained gold in an exciting keirin ultimate on the final day after silver within the crew dash to take his medal tally to a report 9. His seventh gold took him away from Sir Chris Hoy as Britain’s biggest on the Video games.
The entire crew deserve large reward however the Kennys’ historic achievements will probably be high of the record to be honoured.
Laura, 27, added a fifth gold to the glittering assortment she began at London 2012 plus a silver within the crew pursuit, taking her medal depend to 6.
After a sporting supershow dubbed the best in our Olympic historical past, Commons Tradition, Media and Sport Committee chair Julian Knight additionally predicted a flood of honours.
Britain completed an excellent fourth within the medals desk on the Covid-hit Video games, with a haul of 65, together with 22 golds.
Mr Knight mentioned: “It’s unimaginable to assume that the plucky Brits have gained extra golds than the Russians, Australians and most of the nations of the EU mixed.”
The golden couple led Workforce GB’s victory return yesterdayCredit: Getty
Authorities insiders say the couple are certainties for the accoladesCredit: PA
They’re now Britain’s high female and male Olympians of all time
The Queen mentioned in a message to Workforce GB that they had been “an inspiration to us all”.
Tradition Secretary Oliver Dowden mentioned: “Our athletes have skilled in essentially the most tough of circumstances and, regardless of the challenges of the pandemic, they’ve introduced the whole nation collectively as we’ve cheered them on from our TV screens.”
Ex-Sports activities Minister Tracey Crouch urged the Authorities to proceed backing them with funding.
Laura Kenny carries flag for Workforce GB at Olympics closing ceremony