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Sir Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy during the Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Manchester.                (Photo via AP)

Age: 36
Place of Origin: Edinburgh, Scotland
Sport: Cycling
Events: Keirin, Team Pursuit, Individual Sprint
411: Became the first Briton in 100 years to win three golds at one Olympic Games when he claimed victory in the men’s keirin, team sprint and individual sprint at 2008 Beijing Games.
Plans for the Summer Games: “I’ve never said this before, but I see it as a matter of honor that I defend my titles and give people the chance to beat me. The alternative is to win and then simply run for the hills. I don’t like to do things that way.” (Daily Mail)

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