Laura Kenny, a British cyclist, specializes in track endurance events such as the team pursuit, omnium, scratch race, elimination race, and madison. She is also the most successful female cyclist and British female athlete in Olympic history.
Laura Kenny’s Age and Siblings
Laura Kenny was born on April 24, 1992, in Harlow, Essex, England to British parents. She was born to her father Adrian Trott and mother Glenda Trott.
Her full name is Dame Laura Rebecca Kenny, and she was born under the sign of Taurus. Laura is of English ethnicity and has British nationality.
Emma Trott, her sister, is her sibling. Emma, her sister, is a former road race cyclist. She was raised in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, and attended Haileybury Turnford School in Cheshunt, England.
She enrolled at the University of Essex in Colchester, England. Kennt graduated from the University in 2013 with an Honorable degree.
Laura Kenny’s Net Worth
Laura Kenny’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million (£3.5 million). It is a common misconception that when athletes win medals at the Olympics, they are always paid a large bonus. However, she has amassed a sizable net worth as a result of her professional career.
Athletes in the United Kingdom are not compensated for winning medals, but compensation varies by country.
Every year, the government and the national lottery set aside £129 million in grants for British athletes. Athletes do not have a guaranteed income.
Athletes’ primary sources of income are usually sponsorships and advertising. Laura also made a lot of money from sponsorship and advertising.
Laura Kenny’s Husband
Laura Kenny and her husband Jason Kenny have been married for many years. Jason, her husband, is an English former track cyclist who specialized in individual and team sprints. While working in the same field, they met and fell in love. However, there is no mention of when or how Laura and Jason’s love affairs began.
Laura and her husband Jason were married on September 24, 2016. The couple married in front of their friends and family in a private ceremony. They live near Knutsford in Cheshire after their marriage. The couple has been living a happy married life with no rumors about their personal lives.
Laura Kenny does, in fact, have a son. Her husband Jason and she had a son named Albie Louie Kenny. Albie, the couple’s son, was born on August 23, 2017. Laura also maintains a peaceful balance between her professional career and raising her children.
Laura hopes to have another child after the next Olympic Games. Similarly, she sacrificed time away from her kids while training for the Olympics.
Laura Kenny’s Health Problems
She was born a month premature in Harlow, Essex, with a collapsed lung. Laura was later diagnosed with asthma. Doctors then advised her to participate in the sport in order to regulate her breathing. Her breathing issues forced her to abandon trampolining, which she loved.
Laura and her sister started the sport together. She rode with her mother, who had taken up cycling to lose weight. Laura does not currently have any health issues.
Kenny won two junior titles at the British National Track Championships in 2009 and 2010. At the age of 18, she finished third in the individual pursuit to earn a spot on the team pursuit squad for the 2010 European Track Championships.
Following her gold medal at the Euros, she won her first world title as part of the team pursuit squad in 2011. She qualified for the Great Britain team for both events and made her Olympic debut after winning two European gold medals in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won a gold medal in the team pursuit with Dani King and Joanna Rowsell. The team set a world record time of 3:14.051 at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
They rode six times together, including the Olympic final, and broke every world record. She won gold in the omnium two days after winning gold in the team pursuit.
She has won seven World Championships, fourteen European Championships, and one Commonwealth Games since her debut at the European Track Championships in 2010. She has received 33 medals in total.
Kenny hasn’t raced since winning the British National Road Race Championships and the under-23 championships in the same race in 2014. Laura is the most successful British female athlete and the most successful British athlete among British female athletes.
Laura Kenny’s Height
Laura Kenny stands 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) tall. Her body weight is approximately 52 kg (115 lbs). Laura has golden-brown hair and blue eyes.