Jason Kenny became Team GB’s most successful Olympian of all time with the seventh, and arguably best, gold medal of his glittering career.
Kenny – who was deadlocked with Sir Chris Hoy on six golds and Sir Bradley Wiggins on eight medals – defended his keirin title in a stunning race at the Izu Velodrome to become the first Team GB athlete to win nine Olympic medals.
He sprung clear from his rivals with three laps to go and hammered down the power, catching them all napping and opening up a huge advantage.
By the last lap they were closing fast but Kenny was sniffing history and smelling the finish line.
Kenny, competing at his fourth Games, admitted before arriving in Japan he didn’t know what to expect from these Olympics.
But this is a stage made for the 33-year old – now on a plinth all of his own on the pantheon of Team GB legend.