Proud Sir Chris Hoy honoured at SPOTY

Sir Chris Hoy receives the Lifetime Achievement award at last night's Sports Personality of the Year awards in Glasgow. Picture: PA
Sir Chris Hoy receives the Lifetime Achievement award at last night's Sports Personality of the Year awards in Glasgow. Picture: PA
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SIX-TIME Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy received the Lifetime Achievement award from Prince Harry at last night’s Sports Personality of the Year awards at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

It was another major boost for the retired Scottish cyclist after getting his baby son Callum home from hospital after he was born 11 weeks early in October.

“It’s been some month,” the 38-year-old said. “To get Callum home was just amazing and this really caps it off, to get a Lifetime Achievement award. It’s a huge honour. I never thought I’d see my name alongside the likes of Sir Steve Redgrave, David Beckham, Seve Ballesteros and others who’ve received this incredible honour and it makes it even more special to be receiving the award in Scotland.”

Blairgowrie golfer Bradley Neil, 18, the 2014 Amateur champion, lost out in the Young Sports Personality of the Year category to 16-year-old gymnast Claudia Fragapane, a quadruple Commonwealth gold medallist.