It's been an amazing few days in the velodrome for Laura Trott, Jason Kenny, Bradley Wiggins and co.
Um. How proud are we of Team GB right now?!
In case you’ve missed our ah-mazing success in the cycling events, let us update you. We’ve won six golds, four silvers and a bronze in the velodrome.
We can’t even deal with winning couple Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, who’ve picked up four and six golds respectively. In fact, if their house was a country, it’d be 13th on the medal table. INSANE.
The pair – who are set to marry later this year – have both Tweeted about their triumphs, with 24-year-old Laura sending an adorable message to her man last night.
She wrote: ‘Arghhhh!!!!!! I love him to bits @JasonKenny107 !! Our kids have to get some of these genes right?!’
If they do, we’re not sure we’d want to be competing against them in 20 years time…
Other members of our talented squad include Sir Bradley Wiggins and Becky James. But sadly, our cycling prowess has actually led to suspicion from other competitors. Hmm.
Anna Meares – who won bronze in the keirin behind silver medallist Becky – recently told the Sydney Morning Herald: ‘The British are just phenomenal when it comes to the Olympic Games, and we’re all just scratching our heads going: “How do they lift so much when in so many events they have not even been in contention in the world championships?”‘
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‘It’s been tough because you come in here with hope, and you come in here with strong performances at world level for a number of years and then at the Olympic Games it seems like you’re just not in competition with that nation. So they’ve got it together, and to be honest I’m not exactly sure what they’ve got together.’
However, she’s since clarified her comments, insisting she didn’t insinuate that Team GB are ‘cheating or doing anything suspicious’.
Meanwhile, German athlete Kristina Vogel speculated to German media: ‘They were cannon fodder when you look at the last few years. Now they come along with a [high] level.
‘No idea if they haven’t trained for three years. I don’t want to accuse anyone of anything but it is all very questionable.’
But our cycling head coach Ian Dyer has hit back at these suggestions, saying: ‘It’s a shame. I can only point to the fact you can look at athletes here who are simply not at their best, not at their best of the last four years, not at their best this year.
‘You look at some of the times that have been done here, some of the teams simply haven’t shown up. That’s the bottom line… Some of the people here are not even performing at the level of the world championships.’
Let’s not let anything dampen our spirits, eh? Congrats, Team GB!