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Laura Trott shows Chris Boardman "What's for tea" - and it's Jason Kenny doing the cooking

Olympic champs share joke after Rio commentary Tweetstorm

Laura Trott  turned Laura Troll on social media this afternoon in the nicest possible way with a gentle dig at Chris Boardman's "What's for tea?" comment made in Rio just after she became Great Britain's most successful ever female Olympian.

The remark was made by the former world and Olympic champion, in Rio as a pundit for BBC's cycling coverage, as Trott and fiance Jason Kenny shared a kiss and hug after winning gold medals within minutes of each other on the final night of action at the velodrome.

Referring to their respective reactions after Kenny secured his sixth career Olympic gold medal and Trott had won her fourth, Boardman said of Team GB's 'golden couple,' who marry next month: “She’s doing the emotion for both of them really, he’s looking at her going: ‘What’s for tea?’”

His comment sparked criticism of "casual sexism" on Twitter, although his wife Sally was quick to leap to his defence.

Today, Trott posted a picture of Kenny cooking to Instagram, and also tweeted it, including Boardman's Twitter handle.


'What's for Tea?'

A photo posted by Laura Trott (@laura_trott31) on

She hasn't said what the dish is that Kenny is knocking up - though Boardman himself is among those wondering.

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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