JASON Kenny's old school said he deserves a knighthood after becoming the most decorated British Olympian in history.

A win on Sunday gave the 33-year-old Kenny a seventh Olympic gold medal, moving him one ahead of former British cycling great Sir Chris Hoy.

Jason, who now has nine Olympic medals, is married to Laura Kenny - Great Britain's most successful female athlete with five golds.

Mount St Joseph Catholic school in Bolton has passed on its congratulations to its former pupil.

Headteacher Alex Devany said: "Everyone at Mount St Joseph is absolutely delighted with Jason's phenomenal achievement of becoming Great Britain's most-decorated Olympian, after winning his seventh gold medal this morning in the men's keirin at Tokyo 2020.

"We are immensely proud of all his achievements and we have thoroughly enjoyed watching him thrive and succeed over the years since he left school in 2004, from Beijing back in 2008, then in London, Rio and now Tokyo.

"He is a fantastic ambassador and role model for sport, for cycling and for our MSJ community, inspiring us all with his passion for cycling, his sheer determination, perseverance, resilience, humility and extremely calm manner - he is truly amazing.

"We think he definitely deserves a knighthood alongside Sir Chris Hoy and Sir Bradley Wiggins.

"As a school we feel honoured that Jason has praised staff at Mount St Joseph for encouraging his passion for the sport and we look forward to being able to congratulate him on his return."