Tokyo 2020: Laura Kenny carries flag for Team GB at Olympics closing ceremony

Laura Kenny carries the flag for Team GB at the Olympics' closing ceremony
Laura Kenny has won gold at the last three Olympic Games. Credit: PA

Laura Kenny has carried the union flag for Team GB during the closing ceremony of the Olympics in Tokyo.

Kenny claimed her fifth Olympic title and became the first British woman to win gold at three successive Games after victory in the women’s madison alongside Katie Archibald on Friday.

Earlier in the week she was part of the team who took silver in the women's team pursuit, but crashed in the omnium and despite recovering well the setback meant she finished outside the podium places in sixth.Speaking ahead of the closing ceremony the 29-year-old said it was "an absolute honour to be selected as the Team GB flagbearer for the Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony, and it rounds off my Games experience.

“The past 18 months have been tough for everyone, and I really hope me and my Team GB teammates have given the nation something to celebrate.

“It hasn’t quite sunk in that I am now Britain’s most successful female athlete, all I know is that I’ve worked so hard to be here and I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, friends and everyone at British Cycling.”