Laura Kenny crash: Four-time gold medalist left with cut under eye in first event in the omnium


Four-time gold medallist Laura Kenny CRASHES as British cyclist is bloodied and bruised at the World Track Cycling Championships just a month on from breaking her shoulder

  • Laura Kenny crashed at the World Track Cycling Championships in Berlin
  • The Briton said it was a ‘risk’ competing as she broke her shoulder last month 
  • Reports of the crash detail how she was left with ‘a cut under her eye’ from it 

Laura Kenny was left with a bloodied face after crashing in the omnium scratch race at the Track Cycling World Championships.

Britain’s most successful female Olympian was taken out just before the last of 30 laps and was left with a nasty cut near her right eye.

Kenny will continue in the omnium after British Cycling confirmed she had a thorough concussion check by their team doctor and also had stitches in her right eye.

Laura Kenny (right) was left with a bloodied face after a crash in the omnium in Berlin on Friday

Kenny was riding just one month on from breaking her shoulder at a World Cup race in Canada

Kenny was riding just one month on from breaking her shoulder at a World Cup race in Canada

Track-side medics attended quickly to the British rider as she earned a nasty cut below her eye

Track-side medics attended quickly to the British rider as she earned a nasty cut below her eye

Kenny was on the penultimate lap of the first event when she was clipped and knocked off

Kenny was on the penultimate lap of the first event when she was clipped and knocked off

The four-time Olympic gold medallist broke her shoulder at a World Cup event in Canada last month and she had admitted her return for the World Championships was a risk.

Kenny landed on the same right side she fell on a month ago and it is unknown if she has caused further damage to her shoulder. She was seen laughing with the British team doctor as she got back to her feet. 

The British rider finished fourth in Wednesday’s scratch race and then rode in Thursday’s women’s team pursuit semi-final, before making way for the final, which Great Britain lost to USA to claim silver.

Following the broken shoulder, Kenny accepted that competing in Berlin was a 'risk' for her

Following the broken shoulder, Kenny accepted that competing in Berlin was a ‘risk’ for her

Despite being shaken up and left with a bloodied face, Kenny could eventually raise a smile

Despite being shaken up and left with a bloodied face, Kenny could eventually raise a smile

Friday’s scratch race was the first of four events which make up the omnium, with Kenny hoping to win a second medal here in Berlin.

Dutch woman Kirsten Wild was relegated for causing the crash, which took out Kenny and four other riders.

A bloodied Kenny was able to return to her feet but Mexican rider Lizbeth Salazar was carried off on a stretcher. 

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