Great Britain goes 1-2 in men’s individual cycling spring

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Great Britain cyclist Jason Kenny added another accomplishment to his storied career Sunday, as he took gold in the individual sprint race. Also part of Great Britain’s gold medal-winning team sprint team, Kenny has won two gold medals in Rio and is also a repeat champion in the individual sprint.

WATCH: Jason Kenny races past Callum Skinner for men’s sprint gold

Kenny defeated fellow Briton Callum Skinner in the gold medal match, with Skinner now having a silver medal to go along with the gold won in the team sprint competition. And of the six gold medals won in cycling events in Rio four have been won by Great Britain, three off their gold record haul in such events four years ago in London.

Russia’s Denis Dmitriev took bronze with his win over Australia’s Matthew Glatzier in the bronze medal match, winning his first Olympic medal after not reaching the medal stand in either 2008 or 2012.