Jason Kenny seals biking dash qualification as he launches bid for ninth medal to turn out to be Nice Britain’s most profitable Olympian and defend his title… however team-mate Jack Carlin breaks his Olympic report earlier than ending third quickest
Jason Kenny comfortably bought the defence of his males’s biking dash title off to a optimistic begin by sealing qualification for the subsequent spherical.
Kenny recorded the eighth greatest time at 9.510 seconds, narrowly beating the Olympic report of 9.551 he set in Rio 5 years in the past the place he took gold.
Jack Carlin additionally progressed via qualification for Workforce GB earlier within the occasion, having additionally damaged Kenny’s Rio time by producing a powerful 9.306 to go third quickest.
Jason Kenny comfortably secured qualification for the subsequent spherical within the males’s dash
Carlin’s report lasted mere minutes as Dutchman Harrie Lavreysen went quicker with a 9.215 earlier than his compatriot Jeffrey Hoogland bizarrely recorded the very same time.
The dash consists of two 100m laps across the Izu Velodrome with qualification for the subsequent spherical seeing the most effective 24 riders from 30 progress.
Kenny and Carlin have already got a silver medal on the Tokyo Video games having secured a silver within the workforce dash together with Ryan Owens.
Jack Carlin broke Kenny’s Olympic report that he set in Rio to additionally progress within the males’s dash
In addition to defending the dash titles he received in London and Rio, Kenny is now trying to turn out to be Nice Britain’s most profitable Olympian of all time with a ninth medal in Japan.
Regardless of his low inserting in qualification, the low threat aspect of being eradicated means right here is probably going lots extra to come back from the 33-year-old and he stays among the many favourites to take gold in Tokyo.
Carlin (left) and Kenny (centre) need to add to their silver medals they picked up together with Ryan Owens within the workforce dash earlier within the Tokyo Video games
Together with the highest three, among the many challengers to Kenny is Paul Nicholas of Trinidad and Tobago.
Nicholas set a brand new world report of 9.100 two years in the past and was fourth quickest on the velodrome.
Kenny will now tackle Malaysian rider Mohd Azizulhasni in a head-to-head warmth, with the winner advancing to the subsequent stage whereas Carlin will face Nathan Hart of New Zealand afterward Wednesday morning.