Team GB's Laura Kenny has been named the most successful female track cyclist in Olympic history and is a four-time gold medalist. She's competing in Tokyo in the Women's Team Pursuit and the Women's Madison.
Laura Kenny was listed on Forbes' '30 under 30' list in 2018 for her sporting successes. Not only is she an Olympic champion, but she's also a twelve-time UCI Track medalist, a ten-time UEC European Track medalist and a one-time Commonwealth Games champion.
Laura's husband, Jason Kenny, is equally as successful, with six gold medals to his name to date. He too is competing at this year's Summer Olympics.
They're certainly an Olympic power couple and both have been recognised in the Queen's birthday honours - let's hope their trophy case is big enough back home for all of these medals!
What is Laura Kenny's net worth in 2021?
Laura Kenny is estimated to be worth between $1m-$5m (£720,000-£3.5 million) in 2021.
It's a common misconception that athletes are always paid a big bonus when they win medals at the Olympics. In fact, British athletes aren't paid anything for winning medals, and how much athletes are paid for winning medals is different for each country.
However, British athletes are supported in other ways by the £129 million in government and national lottery funding set aside each year.
Being an athlete doesn't bring with it a steady income, for Britons anyway, and lots of athletes actually earn more through corporate sponsorships and advertising deals.
When is Laura Kenny competing at the Olympics?
Laura's first event was on Monday 2nd August 2021, which was the qualifying round for the Women's Team Pursuit.
Laura will return to the Izu Velodrome in Tokyo for the Women's Team Pursuit final on Tuesday 3rd August at 3:45pm local time (7:45am BST).
Laura has made it through to the final of the Women's Madison on Friday 6th August 2021 at 5:15pm local time (9:15am BST).
Laura also competes in the Women's Omnium on Sunday 8th August which starts at 10am local time (2am BST).
In between competing herself, she'll no doubt be cheering husband Jason Kenny on as he competes in the Men's Individual and Team Sprints and the Men's Keirin.
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Topics: Tokyo OIympics