Tokyo Olympics: Laura Kenny becomes first British woman to win three gold medals at the Olympics games

Laura Kenny has won three Olympic gold medals, making her the first British woman to achieve this feat.

As the most successful female cyclist in Olympic history, she surpassed Leontien Zijlaard-Van Moorsel of the Netherlands.

In the women's Madison, Kenny and Katie Archibald won their fifth gold medal, bringing her total to six and tying her with Charlotte Dujardin for the most decorated British female Olympian.

Laura Kenny wins three Olympic gold medals in Tokyo, becoming the first British woman to do so.

“It's incredible. Kenny expressed his gratitude by saying, "I'm just really thrilled." “I've never had such a strong desire to win a race in my life. That was the correct answer. ‘I feel like my Olympics finishes today,' I texted Jason this morning. This was the one race I truly wanted to do, and we did it.”

The British pair won the first three sprints on the course before expanding their lead after their primary competitors, the defending world champions Kirsten Wild and Amy Pieters, were involved in a crash.

Kenny and Archibald, a two-time Olympic winner, won ten of the twelve sprints to finish with 78 points, 43 ahead of second-placed Denmark.

She also joins Bradley Wiggins and rower Steve Redgrave as the first British woman to win five gold medals, trailing only her husband Jason Kenny and Chris Hoy on the country's all-time list.

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