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2021 New Years Honors: Jason Kenny Has Been Knighted And Wife Laura Kenny Made Lady As Emma Raducanu Becomes MBE

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2021 New Years Honors: Jason Kenny Has Been Knighted And Wife Laura Kenny Made Lady As Emma Raducanu Becomes MBE

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Part-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny was knighted on the New Year’s list of honors, and his wife and five-time Olympic gold medalist Laura became a lady.

Jason, 33, became Britain’s most successful Olympian when he won his seventh gold medal with a spectacular defense of his men’s keirin title in Tokyo.

Laura, 29, is the most decorated female athlete on the GB team and became the first British woman to win gold at three Olympics thanks to her success at Madison.

Emma Raducanu was named MBE after her remarkable victory at the US Open. The 19-year-old has ended Britain’s 44-year wait for a women’s Grand Slam champion.

Raducanu said: “It makes me extremely proud and grateful to be registered to receive an MBE from Her Majesty The Queen. This year has been full of incredible surprises for me, so ending 2021 with this nomination is very special.”

Emma Raducanu becomes youngest MBE recipient after winning US Open

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Tom Daley receives an OBE for diving services, as well as for LGBTQ + rights.

The 27-year-old ended his long wait for Olympic gold in his fourth Tokyo Games with a sublime performance alongside Matty Lee, who became MBE, in the 10m synchronized platform event .

“As an OBE, I think it’s almost a responsibility to make the whole Commonwealth a better place for LGBT people, for women, for people of color, to make it a more inclusive environment and more tolerant, “he said.

Tom Daley becomes OBE after ending long wait for Olympic gold in Tokyo

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“I think it’s really important to be able to uplift all the people who feel like they are strangers, feel like they don’t fit in and have felt like they have been for so long. years. “

Adam Peaty, a three-time Olympic gold medalist in Tokyo, is also named OBE for service to his sport and mental health awareness.

Kadeena Cox, who won Paralympic gold in cycling and track and field, became OBE.

Three-time world and Olympic champion gymnast Max Whitlock, Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes, all received OBEs.

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