Chris Hoy Biography
Chris Hoy is one of the UK's most successful Olympic sportsmen. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics he won three gold medals in different track disciplines.
This is the first time since 1908 that a British athlete had won three golds at the same Olympics
Chris Hoy on the Track
Image Tim Redgrove (c)
At the 2004 Olympics, Chris Hoy won the 1km individual pursuit in Sydney, Australia. Following this Olympics, the event was removed by the UCI. Chris Hoy was able to adjust to other short distance sprint events.
2007 World Record Attempt
On 12 May 2007, Hoy attempted the world record for the kilometre. He fell 0.005 seconds short, clocking 58.880. He set a record for the 500m flying start at 24.758 seconds, a second less than the 25.850 set by Arnaud Duble.
At the 2008 Olympics, Chris Hoy became the first British athlete to win three gold medals in the Olympic games since 1908. He won gold in
- Men's keirin,
- The men's team sprint with Jason Kenny and Jamie Staff.
- Men's individual sprint
- Chris Hoy won the BBC Sports Personality of the year in 2008. He was knighted in the 2009 honours list
After experiencing a bad crash in the 2009 season, Chris Hoy recovered to win his 10th world title in the 2010 World Championships. He won gold in the Keirin and bronze in the Team Sprint.