On Thursday (9 February), Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, Dame Laura Kenny spoke to a packed audience at Oswestry School.

The event provided a unique opportunity to hear all about the Olympic Gold Medals and multiple World Championships achieved during such a glittering career.

Dame Laura Kenny is a British track and road cyclist who specialises in track endurance events, specifically the team pursuit, omnium, scratch race, elimination race and madison disciplines. With six Olympic medals, having won both the team pursuit and the omnium at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and madison at the 2020 Olympics, along with a silver medal from the team pursuit at the 2020 Olympics, she is both the most successful female cyclist, and the most successful British female athlete, in Olympic history.

Her husband, fellow British track cyclist Sir Jason Kenny, holds the same national and Olympic achievement on the male side, and together they are the most successful married couple in Olympic history where both spouses have won at least one gold medal (with 12 gold and three silver medals between them).

Since first appearing at the European Track Championships in 2010, she has won seven World Championship, 14 European Championship and two Commonwealth Games titles, as part of a total of 34 medals. On the road, Kenny won the British National Road Race Championships in 2014, taking the under-23 title in the same race.

The evening organised by local company, Adrenaline Sporting Events, was the latest evening bringing well known sporting personalities to the town.  Alan Lewis, Founder/Owner of Adrenaline Sporting Events said.  “An evening with Dame Laura Kenny didn’t disappoint!  A truly inspiring evening delivered by our good friend Matt Ward.  Special thanks to Oswestry School for hosting the event, Wenlock Spring Water and Arla for refreshments, and Helen from Lingen Davies Cancer Fund for attending and letting the audience know about the amazing services they provide in the area  It was great to see so many friends, sponsors and the local community enjoying themselves.”

The sporting champion spent time after the talk to have photographs taken with those attending.

Dame Laura Kenny.

Alan Lewis, Founder/Owner of Adrenaline Sporting Events pictured with Dame Laura Kenny.

The packed audience at Oswestry School.

Pictures courtesy of Mick Hall Photos.