GOLDEN boy Jason Kenny will be taking to the podium again to receive another sporting honour.

The three-time gold Olympic medal winner will be presented with an Outstanding Elite Achievement Award — recognising him as Bolton’s most successful Olympian.

The former Mount St Joseph pupil will be honoured at the eighth annual Bolton Sport and Physical Activity Alliance (BoSPAA) awards tonight with the new award, created especially to recognise his achievements.

Bolton’s cycling hero won gold in the men’s team sprint and the individual sprint at London 2012.

He also won gold and silver medals in Beijing four years ago.

Jason will be attending the awards, which recognises local sporting stars.

About 100 individuals or sporting clubs are competing for awards in 10 categories: Sports Achiever, Club, Coach, Volunteer, Unsung Hero, School Team, Senior Sports Team, Young Volunteer, Active Achiever, and Disabled Achiever.

The awards have been organised by BoSPAA, which is made up of local organisations, including Bolton Council, which support clubs and organisations to deliver sport. The University of Bolton is sponsoring the event and Jason’s special award.

Cllr Chris Peacock, Cabinet member for sport and chairman of BoSPAA, said: “Jason has not only inspired his home town of Bolton but a whole nation and it is only fitting he receives this award.

“The council has marked 2012 as its Year of Sport and these awards also recognise the contributions of our town’s unsung sporting stars.”

Dr George Holmes, vice-chancellor of the University of Bolton, added: “Jason demonstrates what hard work and dedication can achieve; his commitment to his sport and to doing his absolute best is an inspiration for all of us.”

Thousands gathered in Victoria Square last month for Jason’s homecoming celebration and a cycling trail and the sports centre at the Bolton One complex are also going to be named after him.

The BoSPAA awards are also supported by Balfour Beatty, Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, the Emerson Group and Serco.