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Jason Kenny knighted with Laura Kenny made a dame in New Year’s Honours

Jason and Laura Kenny receive highest honours (Picture: Getty)

Seven-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny has been knighted with his wife and five-time Olympic champion Laura made a dame.

Emma Raducanu meanwhile has also been included on the New Year’s Honours list and awarded an MBE following her stunning 2021.

33-year-old Jason, won his seventh gold medal at Tokyo 2020, making him the most successful British Olympian of all time.

Laura meanwhile became the first British woman to win a gold medal at three consecutive Olympics.

Raducanu became Great Britain’s newest sporting sensation following her incredible US Open victory in September.

Raducanu enjoyed a breakout 2021 (Picture: Getty)

Just months on from sitting her A Levels, the Bromley teenager secured a fairly tale finish at Flushing Meadows, securing a 6-4 6-3 win over Leylah Fernandez to become Great Britain’s first female Grand Slam champion since 1977.

Raducanu secured her title without dropping a single set.

Three months later, she saw off the likes of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Raducanu said: ‘It makes me immensely proud and grateful to be listed to receive an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen.

‘This year has been full of amazing surprises for me so to end 2021 with this appointment is very special.’

Daley meanwhile has received an OBE after his diving success at Tokyo as well as services to LGBTQ+ rights.

Daley’s diving partner Matty Lee receives an MBE after success in the synchronised 10m platform.

Adam Peaty is also awarded an OBE after becoming the first British swimmer to retain an Olympic title with gold in the 100m breaststroke in Japan.


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