Who is Laura Kenny CBE? Quadruple Olympic cycling gold medallist and wife of Jason Kenny pregnant with her first child

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Laura Kenny was seen with a pregnancy bump as she received a CBE at Buckingham Palace

LAURA KENNY was a symbol of sporting domination becoming the first British woman to win four Olympic gold medals.

She’s had quite the exciting 12 months, with her sporting success, tying the knot with fellow Olympic champion Jason Kenny and now has announced they are expecting a baby. 

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Laura Kenny holds up one of her Olympic cycling gold medals in Rio

And Laura recently showed off her baby bump as she received a CBE at Buckingham Palace.

But who is Laura Kenny and how did she become the country’s greatest female Olympic athlete?

Where is Laura Kenny from?

Laura Trott, as she is is better known, was born in Harlow, Essex before moving to Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, where she went to school.

The 24-year-old took up cycling from a young age and won both the 2009 and 2010 British National Track Championships.

In September, after winning her fourth medal, she tied the knot with fellow Team GB cyclist and six-time British Olympic gold medalist Jason Kenny.

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Are Laura and Jason Kenny having a baby?

Cycling’s golden couple have sent fans into a frenzy by revealing they are expecting their first baby in a cryptic Instagram post.

Laura posted a photo of an adorable green child’s bike next to two adult ones, even accompanying  the snap with a small heart.

Six times world champion Jason replied to his wife’s post on Twitter with a picture of a leaflet that featured on The Simpson’s saying “so you’ve ruined your life”.

Laura had previously said the couple did not plan on starting a family until after the 2020 Olympics.

Laura Kenny, nee Trott, posted a picture of three bikes to Instagram

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Laura Kenny, nee Trott, posted a picture of three bikes to Instagram

They have been nicknamed the Posh and Becks of cycling - with Kenny proposing to Trott on Christmas day in 2014

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Olympic gold medallists Jason Kenny and Laura Trott celebrated their wedding last year

How did Laura Kenny get into cycling?

A celebrated sporting career probably wasn’t on the cards when Laura Kenny was diagnosed with asthma shortly after her birth.

She competed at trampolining tournaments when she was growing up but was forced to abandon the sport due to respiratory problems.

Laura and her sister then joined their mother, who took up cycling in order to lose weight.

Laura Kenny and husband Jason celebrate their Olympic gold medals

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Laura Kenny and husband Jason celebrate their Olympic gold medals

When did Laura and Jason Kenny get married?

The GB cyclists tied the knot in secret in September 2016.

Laura’s proud dad Adrian Trott announced the news of the ceremony at the 17th century Hilltop Country House in Cheshire on Twitter.

Four-time gold medallist Trott 24, looked gorgeous as she grinned in a beautiful white gown, while her seven-time gold husband looked joyful by her side.

Laura and Jason Kenny share a tender moment after she becomes the most successful female Olympian

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Laura and Jason Kenny share a tender moment after she becomes the most successful female Olympian
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