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Jason Kenny claims another cycling gold for Great Britain

Updated: Monday, 06 Aug 2012 18:29 | Comments

Jason Kenny celebrates after taking gold for Great Britain
Jason Kenny celebrates after taking gold for Great Britain

Great Britain's Jason Kenny won a stunning Olympic gold in the men's sprint at the London 2012 velodrome, for his third Games gold.

Kenny's previous two Olympic gold medals came in the team sprint alongside Chris Hoy, but now the 24-year-old is an Olympic individual champion after a sensational 2-0 final victory over three-time world champion Gregory Bauge of France.

The Briton qualified quickest for the three-day competition on Saturday and outpaced Bauge in the first of their best-of-three contest.

Kenny then led out the Frenchman and just had too much speed for his opponent to send the velodrome into raptures.

It was Britain's fifth gold from seven medal events, with the potential for further success on tomorrow's final day of racing.

Australia's Shane Perkins claimed bronze with a 2-0 defeat of Trinidad's Njisane Nicholas Phillip.

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