FOCUS ON SIR CHRIS HOY

Sir Chris Hoy is a Scottish and British track cyclist who represents two different countries in various championships. He represents Scotland at the Commonwealth Games and Great Britain at the Olympics and World Championships.

Hoy is Britain’s most successful medalist as he equals Bradley Wiggins record of 7 Olympic medals and surpasses the great Sir Steve Redgrave who holds 6 Olympic medals to his name. He has 6 Gold medals out of his 7 from Olympics which makes him even greater cyclist than Wiggins who has 4 Gold medals out of 7. I am sorely tempted to have a bet at Bet Victor that Hoy matches Redgrave's total!

Hoy started cycling at a very young age of 16 and after some years he became the World’s best 1 km time trial (The Kilo and The Team Sprint) as he continued to rule it for years and won many World Championships and also an Olympic medal. He had to stop participating in 1 km time trial as the 1 km time trial event was removed after 2004 Summer Olympics.

Hoy took up the challenge and started practicing and participating in other events such as Keirin, Sprint and Team Sprint. His determination and dedication made him one of the greatest of all time as he made history and created World and Olympic records. Hoy became the first Britsih Olympian to win Gold medals in all three events he participated in 2008 Beijing Olympics and also clocked a Olympic record of 42.750 seconds in 750 metres team sprint which is also the World record and Olympic record of 9.815 seconds in 200 metres time trial. Due to this achievement, he was awarded 2008 BBC Sports Personality of the year - he was made the favourite from the moment he won gold according to the sports betting with Bet Victor.

Hoy carried on with his medals stint as he won many championships thereafter. He was made the flag-bearer for his team GB at the opening ceremony of 2012 London Olympics. This was just the beginning of another history being created as he went on to win Team Sprint and Keirin, becoming the world’s highest Olympic Gold medal holder (6) and a total of 7 Olympic medals equaling Bradley Wiggins. This made him the most successful British Olympian and male cyclist of all time.