Callum Skinner adds Olympic silver medal to his gold

CYCLIST Callum Skinner took silver in the individual sprint behind team mate Jason Kenny, adding to the gold he took in the team event last week.

Sunday, 14th August 2016, 10:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:17 pm
Great Britain's Jason Kenny has won the gold medal in the men's sprint with team-mate Callum Skinner (left). Picture: PA

The Glasgow-born City of Edinburgh racer was beaten in the final of the men’s sprint on day four of action at the Rio Olympic Velodrome.

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The 28-year-old Kenny beat team-mate and room-mate Skinner 2-0 to join fellow cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins and rower Sir Steve Redgrave on five Olympic gold medals.

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