Chris HoyEdit

220px-Chris Hoy, October 2008
Country: Great Britain
Sport: Cycling-Track
Events: Sprint, Keirin, Team Sprint
Best Finish: 3 Gold Medals 2008 Olympics
Records: See competition results
Olympics: 2000, 2004, 2008
Nickname: The Real McHoy


Born: 23 March 1976, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight: 92 kg (200 lb)
Current Club: Team Sky+ HD

Sir Christopher Andrew “Chris” Hoy: MBE, BSc, DSc, Hon, otherwise known as “The Real McHoy,” is an ambassador to the London 2012 Olympics and is looking to defend his gold medals in his home country.
One of Great Britain’s most beloved athletes was inspired to pursue his sport by watching the movie ET as a 6 year old. He has since gone on to meteoric heights in his sport of track cycling. He is recognized as the most successful Olympic male cyclist with a total of 5 medals (4 gold and 1 silver) and is a hero in Scotland and Great Britain. He is also a multiple World Champion and Commonwealth Games medalist.
For his achievements he has received numerous honors including:

  • Hoy was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2005.
  • How received an Honorary Doctor of Science from University of Edinburgh in 2005.
  • Hoy was named as Sportsman of the Year by the Sports Journalists' Association of Great Britain in 2008.
  • Hoy was named as BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2008.
  • Hoy was dubbed a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II in 2009.
  • How was inducted to the University of Edinburgh's Sports Hall of Fame in June 2009.
  • How received an Honorary Doctor of Science from University of St. Andrews in 2009.

Competition ResultsEdit

  • 4 Times Olympic Champion
  • Olympic Games Silver
  • Olympic Games Team Sprint Record
  • World Best Team Sprint Record
  • Olympic Games 200m TT Record Holder
  • Olympic Games Kilo Record Holder
  • World Record Holder 500m FS
  • 10 Times World Champion
  • 5 World Silver
  • 5 World Bronze
  • 2 Times Commonwealth Champion
  • 2 Commonwealth Games Bronze
  • Commonwealth Games Kilo Record Holder
  • Commonwealth Games Team Sprint Record Holder
  • 30 World Cup Golds
  • 10 World Cup Silver
  • 4 World Cup Bronze
  • European Champion


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