Laura Trott announces engagement to Jason Kenny

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny
Trott and Kenny were pictured kissing while watching the London 2012 beach volleyball - sitting behind David Beckham

Laura Trott has announced her engagement to fellow British Olympic cycling star Jason Kenny.

She wrote on Twitter: "Merry Christmas everyone. I've had the most amazing couple of days thanks to @JasonKenny107 and the whole family #engaged".

Both riders won two gold medals on the track at the London Olympics in 2012.

Kenny, 26, was successful in the team sprint and individual sprint, while Trott, 22, took gold in the team pursuit and omnium events.

When the Royal Mail marked London 2012 by painting postboxes gold in the hometown of every British Olympic champion, Trott received two.

After a box was painted in Harlow, where she was born, Trott tweeted the Post Office to ask for one in her hometown of Cheshunt "where it should be".

Kenny, from Bolton, had previously won the team sprint at the Beijing Olympics four years earlier.

At this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, with the pair both competing in England colours, Trott won the women's 25km points race, while Kenny took silver in the team sprint and individual sprint.

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