Chris Hoy is one of the popular Olympians of all time and the legendary cyclist has won as many as 6 Olympic gold medals in his four Olympic appearances.
Apart from the six gold medals, Chris Hoy had also won the Olympic silver as a cyclist. There is no doubt that Hoy would be having a lot of fans, but one die hard fan of his from the sporting world is current Lions prop Dai Young.
Young said that he would any day welcome Sir Chris Hoy to be part of the Wasps team as he is such a huge fan of this cyclist. He says that Hoy gets the number one chance to be part of his rugby team, even if he had the option to choose between Hoy and the iconic Welsh footballer Gareth Bale. The footballer will only get a second chance in his Wasps team. Young was replying to a question put forth to him by a journalist as to which athlete in the world would he like to have at his disposal in his team.
Albeit the Brit cycling is struggling hard to come up with a winning performance yet Sir Hoy is really confident about an inspirational presence from Sir Wiggins. According to the best decorated British Olympian, the returning hero would come up with the needed fillip that would help the track cyclists to bounce back with confidence from the last month’s 14-year low at World Championships.
However, the legendary rider has warned the cyclists and the fans of Brit Cycling not keep expectations of the all-conquering feats of 2012 London & 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Britain came up with a disappointing 14-year low last month at Track Cycling UCI Worlds that was hosted at Paris. It was one of the worst performances by the Brit squad ever where they won only 3 silver medals & not one single gold- such an incident was an unfortunate first since the year 2001.
It, certainly, was quite an alarming outcome & poses a murky shadow on Britain’s fate at the upcoming Olympics. The big event is not even eighteen months away & hence the British team needs to work really hard to catapult it to a strong contending position at the 2016 Olympics. Sir Hoy, the celebrated mentor for Brit riders, did admit that the camp is passing through an under-confident phase at present. (more…)
Even though Andy Murray has won Wimbledon, he is now a great part of Scotland to win the Six Nations glory.
Chris Hoy has also retired from cycling after winning six gold in Olympics but even then, he has become an important member of Vern Cotter’s squad.
Kiwi Cotter paid his respects before the autumn tests started as brought great personalities like Andy Irvine, Sir Ian McGeechan and Jim Telfer to seek advice and thus proved his humility.
The down to earth nature of Kiwi has gotten the attention of players who are in the team only due to his return. It was two years ago that Scotland started playing really poorly and panicked. In the game against Tonga at Pittodrie, they lost focus and also suffered a defeat of 21-15 which was extremely humiliating to coach Andy Robinson. He then resigned. (more…)