SHE’S now the nation’s most famous sports woman but Laura Trott looks unrecognisable in this adorable snap.
The 24-year-old Olympic star posted a throw-back picture of herself to her 89,0000 Instagram followers with the caption: “I used to be so sweet and innocent.. #lazyeye #stillhaveit.”
In the image, the youngster can be seen staring into the camera with wide-blue eyes and curly blonde hair.
But her toad to Rio success hasn’t always been a smooth ride, with the athlete overcoming obstacles to end up at the top.
Trott was born prematurely with a collapsed lung and spent the first six weeks of her life in intensive care with docs warning her parents she might not survive.
At the age of six, she was diagnosed with asthma and has suffered chest infections ever since.
Even now, she is affected by an acid reflux problem that has caused her to vomit after racing in the past.
Trott was introduced to cycling at the age of eight along with her older sister Emma Trott, 28, when her mum decided she wanted to lose weight – and the pair became hooked.
On Sunday, Trott showed she was utterly dominant throughout the omnium and cycled a faultless last race to create a piece of British sporting history.
She won her first two gold medals during the London 2012 Olympics but doubled her tally in Rio with a win in the women’s team pursuit before celebrating with her family after topping the points tally in the omnium.
Someone else who knows about racking up medals is Bradley Wiggins – and a photograph has surfaced on the internet of them both together snapped 12 years ago when Trott was just 12 years old.
Trott finished first in four events out of the six and took second in other other two, highlighting her complete dominance in women’s cycling.
Speaking after her race, an emotional Trott said: “I can’t believe it. I didn’t expect that at all.
“I’m just so happy that it all came together. The people you don’t see, they’ve really helped me. I couldn’t have done it without every single one of them.”
A host of athletes and celebrities were quick to take to Twitter to congratulate her amazing achievements including Dame Sarah Storey and former footballer Robbie Fowler.
As soon as Jason's race finished, all eyes were on the couple and there wasn't a dry eye in sight as spectators watched an emotional Laura jump over the barrier to celebrate both their triumphs.
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While speaking to the BBC, Olympian Jason said: "We never thought in a million years we'd get anywhere near it here [in Rio] and then we've turned up and done the business again which is just incredible."
And speaking of his fiancee's success he continued: "It's nice to win together obviously.
"I'm really happy for Laura, she's done really well. I'm really proud of her.
"The best thing about is that we get to come away together and race together. Not many couples in the Olympic village can enjoy their success together.
"So that's really special and I feel really lucky about that."
Laura was also keen to share her pride about her partner's win, writing on Twitter just minutes after the race: "Arghhhh!!!!!! I love him to bits @JasonKenny107 !! Our kids have to get some of these genes right?!"
The couple, who got engaged on Christmas Day 2014, first went public with their relationship at the London 2012 women's volleyball final when they were snapped kissing behind David Beckham.
The pair are planning to tie the knot next month but with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics already in sight, they might consider having children early so Laura can compete.