Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner guarantee Great Britain fourth cycling gold medal

  • Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner won team sprint gold on Thursday 
  • Kenny needed all three bouts to beat Denis Dmitriev in his semi-final
  • Skinner then beat Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer to advance

Press Association Reporter

Great Britain are guaranteed a fourth gold medal in the Olympic Velodrome on Sunday after Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner advanced to the final of the men’s sprint.

Britain won a third gold on the track in the women’s team pursuit and Becky James added a silver in the Keirin on Saturday.

And Kenny and Skinner, who won team sprint gold on Thursday, advanced to an all-British final.

Jason Kenny signals after coming in ahead of Russia's Denis Dmitriev during the men's Sprint semi-finals

Jason Kenny signals after coming in ahead of Russia’s Denis Dmitriev during the men’s Sprint semi-finals

Callum Skinner will compete in an all British final after he came through the semi-final

Callum Skinner will compete in an all British final after he came through the semi-final

Kenny, the London 2012 champion, needed all three bouts to beat Denis Dmitriev of Russia in his semi-final, while Skinner beat Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer to advance.

Kenny won the selection nod ahead of Sir Chris Hoy four years ago when the competition was limited to one rider per nation and claimed gold.

Now the Beijing silver medallist behind Hoy is targeting his fifth Olympic gold ahead of team-mate Skinner.

Becky James added a silver in the Keirin on Saturday and Britain then won gold on the track

Becky James added a silver in the Keirin on Saturday and Britain then won gold on the track

 

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