Bolton's golden boy Jason Kenny storms to sprint gold
6:20pm Monday 6th August 2012 in News
BOLTON golden boy Jason Kenny won a stunning Olympic gold in the men's sprint at the London 2012 velodrome, fully justifying his selection ahead of 2008 champion Sir Chris Hoy with his third Games gold.
The former Mount St Joseph pupil previous two Olympic gold medals came in the team sprint alongside Hoy, but now the 24-year-old from Bolton is an Olympic individual champion after a sensational 2-0 final victory over three-time world champion Gregory Bauge of France.
Kenny, from Farnworth, qualified quickest for the three-day competition on Saturday and outpaced Bauge in the first of their best-of-three contest.
Kenny then led out the Frenchman and just had too much speed for his opponent to send the velodrome into raptures.
It was Britain's fifth gold from seven medal events, with the potential for further success on tomorrow's final day of racing.
Australia's Shane Perkins claimed bronze with a 2-0 defeat of Trinidad's Njisane Nicholas Phillip.