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Great Britain cyclist Kenny wins third Rio gold medal

Cycling - Track - Olympics: Day 11

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Gold medalist Jason Kenny of Great Britain celebrates with girlfriend, gold medalist Laura Trott of Great Britain after the Men’s Keirin Finals race on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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Having already won gold medals in the team and individual sprint events in Rio, Great Britain cyclist Jason Kenny added a third Olympic gold medal Tuesday.

WATCH: Jason Kenny wins sixth gold after exciting finish to keirin

Kenny took gold in the keirin competition, beating Matthijs Buchli in a competition that included two false starts. Now with seven Olympic medals in his career, with six being gold, Kenny is tied with Sir Chris Hoy for the most Olympic medals won by a British cyclist. Of the 30 medals awarded in cycling at the Rio Olympics, Great Britain won 11 of them. Earlier Tuesday Laura Trott, Kenny’s fiancèe, took gold in the women’s omnium.

Malaysia’s Azizulhasni Awang took bronze, with the man nicknamed the “Pocket Rocket” due to his being 5-foot-5 winning his country’s first-ever Olympic cycling medal.

American Matt Baranoski was eliminated in the first round repechages.