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Chris Hoy

Full name: Christopher Andrew "Chris" Hoy
Nickname(s): The Real McHoy / His Royal Hoyness
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: March 23, 1976 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Title: Sir
Affiliations: Team Persil / Team terrydolan.co.uk
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 6 Gold, 1 Silver (7 Total)

Biography

Inspired to try cycling by a scene in the film “E.T.”, Chris Hoy soon reached the world’s top ten rankings in BMX and in addition was a medallist at the Scottish Junior Rowing Championships. His rise to the top mirrored his nation’s emergence from also-rans to the top of track cycling.

Hoy won his first Olympic medal as part of the team sprint at the Sydney Games and then turned his attention to the kilometre time trial. This move proved successful as he won the world title in 2002 and 2004 before winning gold at the Athens Olympics. The kilometre was removed from the Olympic programme for the 2008 Games so Hoy was forced to change to other track sprinting events. His switch proved very successful as led the very successful British cycling team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, with three gold medals. After anchoring the British team sprint squad to the title, Hoy dominated the match sprint and keirin competitions to win three gold medals, the best track cycling performance at a single Olympics since Marcus Hurley in 1904. For this performance and others he was a given a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth in the 2009 New Year Honours List and was voted his nation’s sports person of the year.

Hoy retained his team sprint and keirin titles at the 2012 London Olympics and in the process became the most successful Olympic cyclist in history. His six Olympic gold medals are two more than anyone else and he shares the overall medal record of 7 with Bradley Wiggins. Hoy’s world championship record is equally impressive as he won 11 gold medals, 8 silver and 6 bronze between 1999 and 2012. He also has the unique distinction of having won world and Olympic titles in all four sprinting disciplines (sprint, time trial, keirin, team sprint).

The velodrome built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is named in his honour.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling Men's Keirin Great Britain GBR AC h1 r2/4
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling Men's Team Sprint Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
2004 Summer 28 Athina Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial Great Britain GBR 1 Gold OR
2004 Summer 28 Athina Cycling Men's Team Sprint Great Britain GBR 5
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Cycling Men's Sprint Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Cycling Men's Keirin Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Cycling Men's Team Sprint Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2012 Summer 36 London Cycling Men's Keirin Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2012 Summer 36 London Cycling Men's Team Sprint Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank RW T
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Final Round Match 1/2 1 2
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 1 2
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 2
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Eighth-Finals Heat One 1 10.636
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat One 1 10.607
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Qualifying Round 1 OR 9.815

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2004 Summer 28 Athina Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 1 OR 1:00.711

Men's Keirin

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling Great Britain Round One Repêchage Heat One AC DQ
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Two 4
2012 Summer 36 London Cycling Great Britain Final Round Heat 1-6 1 10.306
2012 Summer 36 London Cycling Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q 10.354
2012 Summer 36 London Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat One 1 Q 10.177

Men's Team Sprint

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 44.680
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 1 QU 44.517
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 2 QU/OR 44.659
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round Heat Five 1 QU/OR
2004 Summer 28 Athina Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 2 44.075
2004 Summer 28 Athina Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 7 QU 44.693
2004 Summer 28 Athina Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round Heat Four 2 QU
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 43.128
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Four 1 QU 43.034
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 1 QU 42.950
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round Heat Six 1 QU
2012 Summer 36 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Heat 1/2 1
2012 Summer 36 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Four 1
2012 Summer 36 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round 1
2012 Summer 36 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Qualifying Round Heat Five 1