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Laura Trott announces engagement to Jason Kenny

Christmas engagement for British Cycling's golden couple...

British Cycling’s golden couple, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, will have wedding rings as well as Olympic ones in their future after getting engaged over Christmas.

Trott, aged 22, took to Twitter on Christmas Day to say: "Merry Christmas everyone. I've had the most amazing couple of days thanks to @JasonKenny107 and the whole family,” adding the hashtag, #engaged.

The couple started seeing one another in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics, although they kept their relationship under wraps until after they had each won two gold medals – Kenny in the team and individual sprints, and Trott in the team pursuit and Omnium.

They were photographed together later in the Games at the Beach Volleyball Final – something that was inevitable given they were sitting immediately behind David Beckham.

However, Kenny, now aged 26, wouldn’t be drawn that evening on whether or not he and Trott were seeing one another.

According to a report on at the time, as the pair exited the arena, he said: "These things are always very tricky after copious amounts of alcohol have been taken."

There's no news on when the pair might be looking to tie the knot - although over the next 18 months they will be kept busy enough by their preparations to defend their Olympic titles in Rio in Summer 2016.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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jollygoodvelo | 9 years ago

Congratulations to both of them (but especially Kenny. Well played indeed). With any luck they'll continue to have great success and will become a 'british sporting celebrity couple' that the female-based media can follow...

HalfWheeler | 9 years ago

Road cc - taking the 'new' out of news.

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