Meet Rio's Golden Couple

Britain's Laura Trott and Jason Kenny have 10 golds between them
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2016 7:37 AM CDT
Meet Rio's Golden Couple
Laura Trott, left, Jason Kenny pose at the Rio Olympic Velodrome.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Rio saw a different kind of historic night on Tuesday as Laura Trott became Britain's most successful female Olympian ever and the first woman to nab four gold medals in track cycling as she defended her women's omnium title, reports CNN. But her fiancé, Jason Kenny, collected some bling of his own. And so, with the sixth gold medal of his career coming in the keirin race, the fellow Team Britain cyclist not only tied a British record for individual golds but together with Trott became the most successful Olympic couple, with 10 golds between them, reports Mashable.

Trott—who won two golds in London in 2012—previously won gold in the team pursuit in Rio. Kenny also won gold in the team pursuit and men's sprint, adding to his silver and gold medals from Beijing, and two golds from London. "Not been a bad week has it?" he tweeted after his latest win. He and Trott plan to marry next month, and fans joke that a massive trophy case would probably make a good gift—especially as the couple suspects more golds could be on the way. "Our kids have to get some of these genes right?!" Trott tweeted. (Read more 2016 Olympics stories.)

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