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Cycling gold medallists Trott and Kenny engaged

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny won two gold medals apiece at London 2012. Credit: PA

Laura Trott has announced her engagement to fellow double Olympic cycling champion Jason Kenny.

The couple went public about their relationship during the London 2012 Games, where they won two gold medals apiece.

Essex-born Trott, 22, tweeted the news this morning:

Trott triumphed in the team pursuit and the six-discipline omnium at London 2012, while Kenny was victorious in the team and individual sprints.

They were also both made OBEs in the 2013 New Year Honours.

Olympic welcome home for cyclist Jason Kenny

Olympic cycling hero Jason Kenny said he was "blown away" by the reception he received today as thousands of fans turned out to greet him in his home town.

Wearing his two gold medals around his neck, Kenny was accompanied by his girlfriend and fellow double gold medal-winning cyclist Laura Trott as he greeted supporters outside Bolton Town Hall.

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny at Bolton Town Hall. Credit: Press Association

Kenny, who is 24 and won gold in the men's team sprint and the individual sprint at London 2012, also took home gold and silver medals four years ago in Beijing.

His races were shown again on a large screen to loud cheers from the crowd assembled outside, while Kenny also attended a civic reception inside.