Team GB's Chris Hoy hails Steve Redgrave as Britain's greatest Olympian ever
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Sir Chris Hoy has said that he believes Sir Steve Redgrave is Britain's greatest Olympian ever despite surpassing him in the medals stakes.
Sir Chris has finished the London Olympics with six gold medals and one silver. Sir Steve has a total Olympic medal haul of five gold and one bronze.
The Olympic cycling star also said he has been made to feel like a "rock star" as he took to the stage to celebrate with thousands of supporters at London's Hyde Park.
Chris wept with pride when he collected his two gold medals following his heroic efforts in the velodrome at London 2012.
But he was smiling today as he was greeted by tens of thousands of jubilant Team GB fans celebrating his achievements at BT London Live.
Huge cheers erupted when Sir Chris emerged wearing his two London 2012 medals, before telling the crowd: "I feel like a rock star."
He went on: "I honestly believe that he (Sir Steve) is still the greatest Olympian we've ever produced.
"When you think about what you have to go through to win five consecutive golds, to me, he is the greatest."
Sir Chris said he was "99.9%" sure his gold medals in the keirin and men's team sprint races would be his last at the Olympics.
But the Scot added that he is aiming to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in two years' time.
Swimmers Rebecca Adlington and Michael Jamieson and rowing gold medallist Katherine Copeland also appeared on stage, as Britain celebrates its most successful Olympics in more than a century.
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