KENNY Laura < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 24 Apr 1992 in Harlow, ENG
Height1.68 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Jason Kenny, son Albie [2017]
Other names Laura Trott
Residence Manchester, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age eight at the outdoor velodrome in Welwyn Garden City. England.
Why this sport? She went cycling with her mum, who turned to the sport to lose weight.
Name of coach Monica Greenwood [national endurance], GBR; Iain Dyer [national]
International Debut
Year 2010
General Interest
Hero / Idol British track cyclists Victoria Pendleton and Chris Hoy, her older sister Emma and British athlete Kelly Holmes. (England CWG Handbook Guide, 2010; hertfordshiremercury.co.uk, 13 Jan 2012; bbc.co.uk, 09 Mar 2015)
Injuries In January 2020 she sustained a broken shoulder at the 2020 World Cup event in Milton, ON, Canada. (telegraph.co.uk, 24 Feb 2020)

She suffered a suspected concussion and a chipped elbow bone after crashing in stage three of the 2014 Women's Tour. (bbc.co.uk, 09 May 2014; 12 May 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I love the feeling when you win. The adrenaline buzz you get is like no other feeling and I'd do anything to get it. Remembering what my dream is keeps me going." (hertfordshiremercury.co.uk, 13 Jan 2012)
Awards and honours In June 2015 she was named Glamour magazine's Sportswoman of the Year. (glamourmagazine.co.uk, 03 Jun 2015)
Milestones She became the first British female athlete to win four gold medals at the Olympic Games after winning her second gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She also won two gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Her four gold medals are also the most by a female athlete in track cycling at the Olympic Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Aug 2016)
Famous relatives Her older sister Emma was a road cyclist who competed alongside Laura during the 2014 Women's Tour before retiring from the sport. Her husband Jason Kenny is a track cyclist who won two gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and three gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Nov 2018; Facebook profile, 24 Jun 2018; dailymail.co.uk, 20 May 2014; bbc.co.uk, 25 Dec 2014)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 05 Jun 2020)
Other information EARLY HEALTH PROBLEMS
She was born with a collapsed lung, and her doctor advised her parents that when she was old enough she should take up sport to build up her strength and help regulate her breathing. They originally chose swimming and trampolining, but later switched to cycling. (hertfordshiremercury.co.uk, 13 Jan 2012; lauratrott.com, 05 Mar 2015)