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08 August 2021

Cycling superstar Laura Kenny to carry flag for Team GB at Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony

08 August 2021

Laura Kenny has been selected as Great Britain’s flag bearer for the closing ceremony of the Olympics in Tokyo.

Kenny claimed her fifth Olympic title and became the first British woman to win gold at three successive Games after victory in the women’s Madison alongside Katie Archibald.

Kenny said: “It’s an absolute honour to be selected as the Team GB flag bearer for the Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony, and it rounds off my Games experience.

Laura Kenny (right) with Katie Archibald after winning Madison gold (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)

“The past 18 months have been tough for everyone, and I really hope me and my Team GB team-mates have given the nation something to celebrate.

“It hasn’t quite sunk in that I am now Britain’s most successful female athlete, all I know is that I’ve worked so hard to be here and I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, friends and everyone at British Cycling.”

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