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Sir Chris Hoy
Sir Chris Hoy Great Britain

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Sport: Cycling
  • Height: 6'1" / 1.85m
  • Weight: 205 lbs / 93.0 kg
  • Born: 5/23/1976
  • Hometown: Salford, England
  • Career Highlights: Four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy is the most successful male cyclist in Olympic history and expected to add more golds in his final Olympics in London. A silver medallist in the team sprint at the Sydney Games in 2000, Hoy established himself as the leading individual track time trialist in world cycling, winning four World Championship golds (in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007) and triumphing in Athens to pick up his first Olympic gold medal. The removal of the time trial from the Olympic roster prompted a change in focus from Hoy to the sprint events, and he won individual sprint gold, keirin gold and team spring silver at the World Championships in Manchester in 2008 to confirm his status as one of the favourites for all three events at Beijing. Alongside Jason Kenny and Jamie Staff, he broke the team sprint world record in qualifying and defeated the world number one French team in the final to win Olympic gold. Beating compatriots Staff and Kenny to gold in the keirin and individual sprint respectively, Hoy became the first British Olympian in 100 years to win three gold medals at a single Games. The veteran finished second in all three events at the World Championships in 2011, but impressed at the 2012 Worlds, with gold in the kKeirin and bronze in the individual spring. Jason Kenny and France’s Mickal Bourgain are likely to be strong challengers for individual gold, while another French rider Gregory Bauge is favourite for the title following his world gold in April. Australia’s Shane Perkins is the closest challenger to a dominant Hoy in the keirin, while France, Germany and Australia will all be targeting the Great Britain trio in the team sprint.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008,2004,2000
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