Olympians Laura and Jason Kenny expecting first child

Laura and Jason are expecting their first child Credit: Press Association

Bolton Olympic cyclist Jason Kenny is expecting his first child with his wife Laura Kenny.

The couple, who live in Cheshire, scored enormous success at the Rio Olympics, with Laura Kenny winning two golds to become Britain's most successful female Olympian.

Jason Kenny triumphed on three occasions to take his gold medal tally to six following successes at the Beijing and London games.

The couple married in Septemberand they are now expecting their first child.

The post received thousands of likes and many comments, as they made the news public after their 12-week scan.

Their agent Luke Lloyd-Davies said in a statement to Press Association Sport: "I can confirm that Laura Kenny is indeed pregnant and that she, Jason and their respective families are absolutely thrilled and delighted with the news.

"They very much appreciate all the kind wishes and messages of support that they have received already."

Kenny will miss the Six Day Berlin and British Championships events, as well as April's Track World Championships in Hong Kong.