Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/31/14
Jason Kenny beat his nemesis for the first time and extended British domination in track cycling at the London Olympics. In front of a home crowd at the London Velodrome, Kenny won the marquee event of the sport, the sprint, for Britain's fifth gold medal out of a possible seven in track cycling. The 24-year-old from Bolton, outside Manchester, could not have dreamed of a better time for his first win against three-time world champion Gregory Bauge of France. Kenny lived up to huge expectations and made good on the British team's decision to enter him in the event instead of defending champion Chris Hoy. ''I just thought, 'If Chris is in my shoes, there's no way he loses this one.' It was just about justifying my place,'' Kenny said after ruthlessly dispatching Bauge with a 2-0 win in the best-of-three final. ''It felt amazing. It feels a bit surreal. It hasn't sunk in yet, getting dragged here, there and everywhere,'' he said. Kenny was awarded the sole spot available for the...
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