Jason Kenny is Bolton's golden boy

The Bolton News: Jason Kenny is Bolton's golden boy Jason Kenny is Bolton's golden boy

BOLTON cycling superstar Jason Kenny has won his first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The 24-year-old from Farnworth, along with team-mates Sir Chris Hoy and Philip Hindes smashed the world record they set in qualifying as they successfully defended their title in the men's team sprint against France.

Their win sees Sir Chris equal Sir Steve Redgrave's record haul of five golds and boosted the atmosphere at the Velodrome where fans saw Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish miss out on a medal chance after being relegated from the team sprint event for a takeover infringement.

The gold win topped off a fantastic day as Team GB shot up the medals table with sharp-shooter Peter Wilson gunning his way to Olympic glory and Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie triumphing in the two-man canoe slalom.Gemma Gibbons also took home a brave silver in the women's 78kg judo final, boosting the home nation's medal haul to five golds, six silver and four bronze.

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7:42pm Thu 2 Aug 12

wild one says...

Brilliant. well done...
Brilliant. well done... wild one
  • Score: 5

9:25pm Thu 2 Aug 12

aardwolf says...

Breath taking stuff. Excellent.
Breath taking stuff. Excellent. aardwolf
  • Score: 4

10:43pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Ronnies27 says...

Well done Jason now do it in the indivdual race and show them who's best.
Well done Jason now do it in the indivdual race and show them who's best. Ronnies27
  • Score: 2

8:05am Fri 3 Aug 12

JIMMT COLLINS says...

YAWN YAWN YAWN
is this still going on
YAWN YAWN YAWN is this still going on JIMMT COLLINS
  • Score: -7

9:12am Fri 3 Aug 12

mustafa-moan says...

A true Bolton hero, unlike the big headed boxer!
A true Bolton hero, unlike the big headed boxer! mustafa-moan
  • Score: 2

10:05am Fri 3 Aug 12

oftbewildered says...

JIMMT COLLINS wrote:
YAWN YAWN YAWN
is this still going on
if you find it so boring, why do you bother to read the article and comment on it. this is supposed to be a forum for commenting on the contents of the news item.
[quote][p][bold]JIMMT COLLINS[/bold] wrote: YAWN YAWN YAWN is this still going on[/p][/quote]if you find it so boring, why do you bother to read the article and comment on it. this is supposed to be a forum for commenting on the contents of the news item. oftbewildered
  • Score: 3

10:10am Fri 3 Aug 12

elimeleumas says...

Absolutely brilliant achievement. Think it would be a good idea to have a statue or plaque installed in Farnworth in his honour. I'm guessing it would be a better use of public money than the proposed finger-posts. I'm not one to make things on here personal but I'll make an Olympic exception: 'JIMMT COLLINS' you're an idiot of the first order!
Absolutely brilliant achievement. Think it would be a good idea to have a statue or plaque installed in Farnworth in his honour. I'm guessing it would be a better use of public money than the proposed finger-posts. I'm not one to make things on here personal but I'll make an Olympic exception: 'JIMMT COLLINS' you're an idiot of the first order! elimeleumas
  • Score: 4

8:28am Sat 4 Aug 12

JIMMT COLLINS says...

AH HA so he"s not from bolton then ,
AH HA so he"s not from bolton then , JIMMT COLLINS
  • Score: 0

8:42am Sat 4 Aug 12

JIMMT COLLINS says...

elimeleumas wrote:
Absolutely brilliant achievement. Think it would be a good idea to have a statue or plaque installed in Farnworth in his honour. I'm guessing it would be a better use of public money than the proposed finger-posts. I'm not one to make things on here personal but I'll make an Olympic exception: 'JIMMT COLLINS' you're an idiot of the first order!
you could use the £10.000 that was going to be used on the sign posts for his statue/plaque " NOT "
get real he"s just a kid on a bike who went around a track a bit faster than the other bloke
still waiting for a statue of a true hero nat lofthouse nether mind some silly kid
[quote][p][bold]elimeleumas[/bold] wrote: Absolutely brilliant achievement. Think it would be a good idea to have a statue or plaque installed in Farnworth in his honour. I'm guessing it would be a better use of public money than the proposed finger-posts. I'm not one to make things on here personal but I'll make an Olympic exception: 'JIMMT COLLINS' you're an idiot of the first order![/p][/quote]you could use the £10.000 that was going to be used on the sign posts for his statue/plaque " NOT " get real he"s just a kid on a bike who went around a track a bit faster than the other bloke still waiting for a statue of a true hero nat lofthouse nether mind some silly kid JIMMT COLLINS
  • Score: 0

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