Cycling: Chris Hoy factfile

Factfile on Olympic cycling great Chris Hoy, who announced his retirement on Thursday:

Name: Christopher Andrew Hoy

Age: 37

Date of birth: March 23, 1976

Place of birth: Edinburgh, Scotland

Discipline: track cycling

Major honours:

Olympics: six gold medals, one silver medal

World Championships: 11 gold medals, eight silver medals, six bronze medals

European Championships: one bronze medal

Commonwealth Games: two gold medals, two bronze medals

Individual honours:

BBC Sports Personality of the Year: 2008


Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE, for services to cycling): 2008

Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II (for services to sport): 2009