Who Is Sir Chris Hoy, How Many Olympic Medals Did He Win, And How Many Kids Has He Got?

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Who Is Sir Chris Hoy, How Many Olympic Medals Did He Win, And How Many Kids Has He Got?

Sir Chris Hoy is has joined the BBC for their coverage of the inaugural European Championships this month.

The European Championships of Athletics, Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon have joined together to make one new multi-sport event.

Getty Images – Getty Sir Chris Hoy won seven Olympic medals including two golds in London

Who is Sir Chris Hoy?

The 42-year-old Scotsman is a former track cyclist who competed in four summer Olympic Games.

He grew up in Murrayfield near Edinburgh and began cycling at the age of six after he was inspired by the 1982 film ET.

Before he moved on to track cycling, he rode a BMX bike until the age of 15 and was ranked second in Britain, fifth in Europe and ninth in the World.

Hoy has said that he first noticed track cycling during the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh when Scottish sprinter Eddie Alexander won a bronze medal.

Away from cycling, Hoy was sporty in other fields – representing Scotland in the Junior rowing team and playing rugby at school.

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