Hoy wins keirin and seals sixth gold

Hoy wins keirin and seals sixth gold

Chris Hoy tonight became the most successful Briton in Olympic history with six gold medals after winning the keirin at the London 2012 velodrome.

After watching Laura Trott become a double Olympic champion with victory in the omnium and the retiring Victoria Pendleton denied a golden goodbye and a third Olympic gold as a result of a 2-0 sprint final loss to perennial rival Anna Meares of Australia, Hoy triumphed.

The 36-year-old took his Olympic gold medal-winning tally to five – level with Sir Steve Redgrave – on Thursday with victory in the team sprint and won the keirin in trademark fashion to send a partisan crowd into raptures.

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