Sir Chris Hoy, double trap shooter Peter Wilson, and canoe slaloms speedsters Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie captured three gold medals yesterday.
Britain hunted down three more gold medals yesterday, with a gun, in a canoe and on the bike of Sir Chris Hoy, 36, who blasted round the £93 million velodrome to collect the fifth Olympic gold of his career. Hoy’s tenacity was the perfect expression of the home team’s rising fortunes on land and water.
Within five minutes, the self-proclaimed “Dorset farm boy”, Peter Wilson, won the double trap shooting, and Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie captured gold on the canoe slalom course.
Hoy's lovely, golden power drove Britain's team sprinters to a new world record. And Britain shot up to fifth in the standings.