How did Chris Hoy crash at Goodwood? Also know how many medals has he won, height, weight

December 26, 2017How did Chris Hoy crash at Goodwood? Also know how many medals has he won, height, weight

Who is Chris Hoy?

Sir Christopher Andrew Hoy, MBE, professionally known by the name Chris Hoy, is a British racing driver and former track cyclist who represented Great Britain at the Olympics and World Championships and Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. He has an estimated net worth of $1.1 million.

Chris Hoy crash at Goodwood Festival of Speed and Tweets

Chris Hoy has had something of a shaky start to motorsport after crashing a rare Nissan GT-R model in front of thousands of spectators at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Hoy, who was famous for two wheels, switched to four. Currently, he partners with Alex Buncombe in the British GT championship. Unfortunately, he wrecks in the front end of a $167000 Nissan GT-R Nismo. Though no one was injured and Hoy himself managed to walk away after giving a brief wave to the shocked onlookers. Later, Hoy twits that he was fine.

Early Life and Career of Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy was born on 23 March 1976 (age 41), in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. He studied at George Watson's College, a private school, followed by two years at the University of St Andrews studying Mathematics and Physics. He was transferred to the University of Edinburgh. He graduated from B.Sc. (Hons.) in Applied Sports Science in 1999.

Hoy was inspired by cycle when he was six by the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. He first became aware of track cycling when he watched TV coverage of Scottish sprinter. He joined his first cycling club, Dunedin C.C., in 1990. Hoy won silver in Berlin, at the 1999 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

Hoy combined with Jason Queally and Craig MacLean to win his first Olympic Medal, a Silver in the Team Sprint. He was ranked No 1 at the Kilo Time Trial and was the last man off. The sea level World Record was broken four times by him. He won Silver in the Team Sprint in Sydney in 2000. One of his first major successes was at the Manchester round of the World Cup Classics Series in 2007 where he won ahead of his teammate Ross Edgar.

Hoy turned into the first British Olympian for 100 years to claim three golds at one game in the 2008 Summer Olympics. He raced in round one of the UCI World Cup and took gold in the Men's Keirin in 2009. Eventually, in the Manchester World Cup event in February 2011, Hoy lost in the semi-finals to Jason Kenny.

Hoy won three medals at the 2012 World Cup event held in the new London Velodrome. On 7 August 2012 Hoy won gold in the Keirin to pass Sir Steve Redgrave. He also became the most successful British Olympian ever, winning a total of 6 gold medals. This also made him the joint holder of most medals won by any British.

In the Personal Life of Chris Hoy

Holy is married to Sarra Kemp. She is a lawyer from Edinburgh. They got married in 2010. The couple has a son, Callum. He was appointed as an ambassador for UNICEF UK. Since 2009, he has been an International Inspiration ambassador for UNICEF.