Sir Chris is Britain’s most successful Olympic cyclist of all-time, tied with Jason Kenney on six gold and one silver medal. He also has 11 World and two Commonwealth titles to his name.
He won his first Olympic gold medal at Athens 2004, and four years later in Beijing became Scotland’s most successful Olympian – and the first Brit since 1908 to win three gold medals at a single Games.
Following his hat-trick of gold medals in Beijing, Sir Chris was voted 2008 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. At the same awards in 2014, he received the Lifetime Achievement award. He also received a Knighthood in the 2009 New Year’s Honours List, following his MBE in 2005.
At the 2012 London Olympics, Sir Chris clinched gold in the team sprint with partners Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny. He also cycled to glory in the Keirin, giving him a total of six gold and one silver.
- Date of Birth 23/03/1976
- Birth Place Edinburgh
- Commonwealth Games Representation 2002, 2006
Did You Know?
A six year old Chris Hoy was inspired to cycle by the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial