Hoy praised after historic gold

Great Britain's Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes won the gold medal in the men's team sprint, making it Hoy's fifth Olympic gold. Sir Chris has received tributes from fellow athletes and the Prime Minister for his achievements.

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Sir Chris Hoy celebrates new historic status on Twitter

Sir Chris Hoy has now won five Olympic golds and one silver. Credit: Twitter/@chrishoy

Sir Chris Hoy has raced onto Twitter this morning to reflect his historic status as a five-time Olympic gold medal winner.

The king of the velodrome equaled Sir Steve Redgrave's gold haul in style last night as he and the men's team sprinters set a new world record.

"Just updated my twitter bio ;-)," he tweeted.

The change may only prove temporary, though, with Sir Chris tipped to land a sixth gold when he defends his keirin title on Tuesday.

The Scotsman is competing at his fourth, and final, Games. Credit: Twitter/@chrishoy


Sir Chris' fifth gold commemorated on Royal Mail stamp

Sir Chris Hoy's fifth Olympic gold medal will be celebrated on a Royal Mail stamp.

Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes won the men's team sprint gold medal. Credit: Royal Mail/PA Wire

The Scot and team-mates Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny won the men's team sprint at the velodrome yesterday with a world record time.

Victorious Britons who win the top accolade at London 2012 will be commemorated with a series of special stamps and have a post box painted gold in their home towns to celebrate their wins.


Hoy celebrates fifth gold medal

Sir Chris Hoy celebrates after winning his fifth Olympic gold medal. Credit: PA Wire

The Olympic velodrome exploded with noise as Sir Chris Hoy took another gold medal tonight.

The Olympic champion rested his head on his handlebars as he was mobbed following his victory in the Men's Team Sprint with Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes.

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