The most successful ever Olympian of Britain, Sir Chris Hoy expressed his wish to win the Commonwealth gold medal in 2014. The champion cyclist managed to get six Olympic gold medals under his belt after he secured two gold medals at London 2012. He frankly accepted the fact that it would not be possible for him to carry on till Rio 2016.
Sir Hoy, the first ambassador of Glasgow 2014, desires to end his career after participating at the Glasgow 2014 cycling event which will take place at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Hoy felt lucky to be chosen the ambassador for Glasgow 2014 and asserted that it was a great honor to. Sir Hoy hasn’t yet started with his training schedules but he said that it would probably the greatest achievement for him to finish his career after competing in the velodrome which bears his name.
Sir Hoy is not participating in any major events in this year and he hasn’t been practicing since the end of the Olympic. He says that he wants to keep himself fit so that when the time comes he can be at his peak. While speaking about the aspects of his coming into coaching, Sir Hoy said that coaching certainly would be an option but he is still a rider. Until he finishes his career as a cyclist he won’t make an appearance as a coach.
Sir Hoy also feels a little strange about coaching as he would have to train those cyclists who have been his teammates or contemporaries once he becomes a coach. The other thing that seems to bother Sir Chris Hoy is the kind of time and commitment required for coaching. He feels that a coach has to give more time in a practice session than the athletes themselves. And he is of the opinion that all good athletes do not make a good coach.
The British Olympic Association has confirmed their selections for Great Britain’s Olympic cycling team for London 2012, with 18 athletes who have been officially listed to represent Team GB.
The athletes who have been selected are Beijing Olympic triple gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy, road race World Champion Mark Cavendish and Olympic road race champion Nicole Cooke.
The mountain bike team has been fixed with Liam Killeen and Annie Last while on the other hand, Liam Phillips and Shanaze Reade will be seen Great Britain in BMX.
On July 28-29 in due course Road race teams will be cut short to the final five men and four women that would represent the Team of GB, including Geraint Thomas and Thor Hushovd. Selections for individual track events will also be determined from the named athletes.
As a response Sir Chris Hoy has said that he is honored to become the representative of the country yet again and is looking forward to bringing pride to his nation at the Olympic Games and is elated to be in the team for London 2012 Olympics. This is going to be his fourth Olympics but it is more special because he is going to perform in his home country. He has said, “It’s going to be an amazing experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity for all of us.”
Sir Chris Hoy has pointed out that the standard in the British cycling team is so high that the selection process is not going to be that easy. Training is going to cost hours but it will be fun as guaranteed by Chris as he is been a part of it for so long. This is done only to get the best out of the athletes on the day of the event.
Are you interested in thrilling sports like track cycling? Then you must have heard about Sir chris hoy, the famous Scottish track cyclist representing Scotland and Great Britain. Having won three gold medals in Beijing 2008, and being world champion for multiple times, this 36 year old sportsman, is the most successful male Olympian among his contemporaries. Apart from being an ace cyclist, Chris Hoy was academically very sharp. He has been awarded few honorary doctorates from world class universities.
From the early childhood he had a passion for track cycling, though before taking that professionally he raced BMX for which he was sponsored and did rowing for which he participated in British Championships. Apart from that, he was playing rugby for his school team as well. From the age from 14, he fully concentrated on track cycling and since then, there was no looking back. In 2005, Chris Hoy was appointed as an MBE for his outstanding contribution to cycling.
Apart from being the Sportsman of the Year in 2008, he was also named as the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. In the nest year he received the title of a Knight Bachelor, by the Queen. In the same year he was inducted to the Sports Hall of Fame to the University of Edinburgh. The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome as well as the Scottish National Velodrome (at Glasgow) is named for him, which is built for 2014 commonwealth games.
Chris Hoy was selected as the brand ambassador for 2012 summer Olympics at London. To talk about his personal life, Hoy is wedded to Sarra Kemp who is lawyer by profession from Edinburgh. Both of them stay at Salford, Great Manchestor. Richard Moore has written a book on chris hoy, and the man himself published his autobiography on 2009.