At a glance

23 Mar 1976 Edinburgh, Scotland
The Real McHoy / His Royal Hoyness
185 cm / 93 kg 6'1'' / 204 pounds
Male

Inspired to try cycling by a scene in the film “E.T.”, Chris Hoy soon reached the world’s top ten rankings in BMX and in addition was a medallist at the Scottish Junior Rowing Championships. His rise to the top mirrored his nation’s emergence from also-rans to the top of track cycling.

Hoy won his first Olympic medal as part of the team sprint at the Sydney Games and then turned his attention to the kilometre time trial. This move proved successful as he won the world title in 2002 and 2004 before winning gold at the Athens Olympics. The kilometre was...

Chris in numbers

4
Olympics
Olympics
7
medals
Gold medal:6 Silver medal:1 Bronze medal:
  • London
    London 2012
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    London
    London 2012
    • 1 Gold medal
      Cycling
      Team Sprint
    • 1 Gold medal
      Cycling
      Keirin
  • Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    • 1 Gold medal
      Cycling
      Sprint
    • 1 Gold medal
      Cycling
      Team Sprint
    • 1 Gold medal
      Cycling
      Keirin
  • Athens
    Athens 2004
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Athens
    Athens 2004
    • 1 Gold medal
      Cycling
      1,000 metres Time Trial
    • 5
      Cycling
      Team Sprint
  • Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    • AC h1 r2/4
      Cycling
      Keirin
    • 2 Silver medal
      Cycling
      Team Sprint