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Trott takes second gold at track world championships

Laura Trott. Credit: PA

Laura Trott won her second gold medal of the Track Cycling World Championships in London with victory in the women's omnium on Sunday's final day.

The 23-year-old, who won the non-Olympic scratch race on Thursday, enhanced her advantage with a mature display in the concluding points race to claim Britain's fourth gold of the five-day competition at the Lee Valley VeloPark where she won two Olympic gold medals in 2012.

She now has seven world titles, of which are three individual crowns, and a first omnium world victory since 2012, when she went on to win Olympic gold. She will hope for a repeat in Rio in August.

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.

Wrong golden postbox fixed

Laura Trott and the Post Office have now solved the problem of where to place the postbox that is due to painted gold in honour of her Olympic win:

Royal Mail move golden postbox for Olympian Laura Trott

Royal Mail will paint a postbox near the old school of Olympic champion Laura Trott, after it was almost painted in the wrong town.


Royal mail postbox mix-up continues

Royal Mail have said they will try and correct a mistake which has lead to Olympian Laura Trott's postbox being painted gold in the wrong town.

One postbox in the hometown of every athlete who wins a gold medal is due to be re-painted gold in their honour, however Royal Mail had said they would paint one for Laura Trott in Harlow, when she is from Cheshunt.

Laura notified the Post Office of the mix-up in a tweet earlier today and Royal Mail have responded saying they will try and fix their mistake:

Sir Chris Hoy had told Laura she just needed to win another gold medal to earn another postbox:

Golden postbox painted in wrong town for Olympic champion

Cyclist Laura Trott has issued a plea on Twitter to have the postbox painted gold in her honour to be in her actual hometown of Cheshunt rather than Harlow:

The Post Office is painting one postbox gold for each athlete who wins a gold medal during the London Games.

Trott bids for Olympic women's team pursuit gold

Cyclist Laura Trott bids for Olympic women’s team pursuit gold today after breaking a world record in the Velodrome at the Olympic Games on Friday.

Team GB's cycling trio of Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell set a world best to book their places in the first round of the women’s 3,000m team pursuit in London.

The reigning world champions clocked a time of three minutes 15.699 seconds.

Great Britain's Laura Trott. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

20-year-old Trott tweeted: "Thanks for the support you guys were amazing:-) First round tomoz and then hopefully final! #bringiton."