Jason Kenny brings home his sixth gold after two false starts


Jason Kenny has won gold in the keirin Olympic final, steadying himself after an unprecedented two false starts.

Kenny's victory brings him equal with Chris Hoy as Great Britain's most decorated Olympian with six gold medals.

The first race was stopped after riders overtook the pacer before it had exited the track, leaving those of us watching at home in limbo.

The riders made the same mistake again in the next attempt at the race, leaving the commentators flabbergasted.

Chris Hoy said he had "never seen anything like this", pointing to a possible issue with the pace bike as the reason for the double error.

None of the riders were disqualified in the second false start either, as the track did not have the appropriate camera to accurately record the fault.

It was a case of third time lucky for Kenny, as he sped past the pack in the home straight to take victory. Matthijs Buchliof the Netherlands took silver and Malaysia's Azizulhasni Awang bronze.