Hoy: I feel like a rock star

09 August 2012 / 07:52

Six-times Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy said he felt like a "rock star" as he took to the stage to celebrate with thousands of supporters at London's Hyde Park.

The cyclist wept with pride when he collected his two gold medals following his heroic efforts in the velodrome at London 2012. But he was all smiles on Wednesday 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."

But despite being Britain's most successful ever Olympian - with a total of six golds and one silver medal - Sir Chris said he believed Sir Steve Redgrave was still Britain's greatest ever Olympic athlete.

Speaking to the crowd, Sir Chris said: "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.

Sir Chris revealed that he arrived at Hyde Park in a gold painted car to mark his latest Olympic achievements. And the 36-year-old was full of praise for the crowds which roared him to victory inside the velodrome.

Sir Chris said: "It was the highest volume of noise in any of the different stadia. I think it was 124 decibels recorded so the noise inside the velodrome is huge."