Chris Hoy

Active - 2004  |   Born - Mar 23, 1976 in Edinburgh, Scotland  |   Genres - Music [nf]

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  • Was inspired to cycle at age six by the 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
  • Raced BMX bikes at a young age and was ranked second in Britain, fifth in Europe and ninth in the world.
  • Began concentrating on track cycling upon joining the City of Edinburgh Racing Club in 1994.
  • Was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to cycling in the 2005 New Year Honours.
  • In the 2008 New Years Honours, received a knighthood at Buckingham Palace for his services to sport.
  • Won three gold medals in Beijing 2008, making him Scotland's most successful Olympian, and the first Briton to win three gold medals in a single Olympic games since 1908, making him the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time.