Sir Chris Hoy wins 10th Planet Championship gold medal
Sir Chris Hoy was crowned globe champion for a 10th time on this day in 2010 just after winning the men’s keirin at the Track Planet Cycling Championships in Copenhagen.
The then 34-year-old produced it to the final in spite of crashing in his heat and then edged out Malaysia’s Azizulhasni Awang on the finish line to claim his second medal of the championships.
Hoy had currently won bronze in the group sprint at the Ballerup Super Arena as he competed in his initial significant international occasion considering that winning 3 gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Hoy recovered from a crash in the qualifying rounds (Time Ireland/PA)
The good results in Copenhagen marked a effective comeback just after Hoy suffered a really serious hip injury in a crash the prior year.
Nonetheless, it was not all plain sailing for the Scot – just after one particular false start off in the heat, he was then blocked by Josiah Ng Onn Lam which led to him falling and taking out a different rider, causing the race to quit.
Hoy stated: “I absolutely didn’t get pleasure from becoming dumped on my backside in the initial round, that was out of order.
Chris Hoy celebrates his 10th globe title (Time Ireland/PA)
“I was annoyed but fortunately I wasn’t hurt and got back on the bike.”
Hoy took his haul of globe titles to 11 with a different keirin victory in Melbourne in 2012 and later that year became Britain’s most effective Olympian in terms of gold medals won at the time.
At London 2012, he won the group sprint and keirin to take his tally to six Olympic gold medals, surpassing the 5 won by rower Sir Steve Redgrave.
Hoy’s Olympic record has considering that been eclipsed by Jason Kenny, who won his seventh gold medal when defending his keirin title at Tokyo 2020.