Laura Trott and Jason Kenny: Cycling's golden couple make Olympic history

    The British cycling stars are due to get married next month.

    Story highlights

    • Cycling couple makes Olympic history
    • Most successful GB female, male
    • Trott defends her omnium title
    • Kenny matches Hoy on six golds

    (CNN)They're the king and queen of Olympic track cycling -- and nobody at Rio 2016 had any way of dethroning them.

    Jason Kenny and Laura Trott made it 10 Olympic gold medals between them Tuesday after a dramatic night of track cycling at the velodrome.
      The British riders, who will get married next month, stole the show in contrasting style.
      Trott took her golden tally to four as she defended her women's omnium title -- making her Britain's most successful female Olympian.
      And Kenny then made history of his own -- equaling his former teammate Chris Hoy's all-time British record of six gold medals after winning a nerve-shredding keirin race, in which he was almost disqualified.
      Fellow cyclist Bradley Wiggins had become Britain's most decorated Olympian when he collected his eighth medal after helping the men's pursuit team to victory last Friday -- five of that tally being gold.
      At just 24 years of age, few would bet against Trott surpassing the trio.
      She helped the British women's team win the pursuit at the weekend, adding to her two golds in London four years ago.
      Trott has now won four Olympic gold medals.
      "I am so proud at what I achieved," she told reporters.
      "I cannot thank the people in the background enough. I always thought how special London (2012 Olympic Games) was.