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Kenny, Yates win golds for Britain

Jason Kenny and Simon Yates both won gold on a stunning day for Britain at the World Track Championships in Minsk.

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Kenny followed in Sir Chris Hoy’s footsteps by taking the world keirin title with a sprint off the final bend.

Yates (20) produced a terrific last-lap burst to win the 160-lap 40km points race in his first major competition. The twin triumph, which came in the space of 30 minutes on Friday evening, brings Britain’s medal tally in Belarus to six, including three golds, and puts them above old rivals Australia at the top of the medal table after 12 of the 19 events.

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