Sir Chris Hoy hails "perfect end" to Olympic career

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Sir Chris Hoy describes his record sixth gold medal in the men's keirin as the "perfect end" to his Olympic career.

Sir Chris Hoy has described his gold medal win in the men's keirin as the "perfect end" to his Olympic career.

The defending champion stormed to victory inside the velodrome on Tuesday evening to clinch a record sixth gold medal for his country.

"I'm in shock, you try and compose yourself but it's surreal," the 36-year-old told BBC Sport. "I wanted to win gold in front of my home crowd. I saw everyone stepping up to the plate and thankfully it worked out for me too.

"The keirin is a lottery and you never take anything for granted in it. I can't describe the feelings I have at the moment. This is enough for me, this is the perfect end to my Olympic career."

Hoy also revealed that he is "99.9% sure" that he won't be competing at the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro but has hinted that he could take a final bow at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in his native Scotland.

"I can't put into words what it means to me. It's one of the greatest feelings I have ever had," he added. "I'm 99.9% sure I won't be competing in Rio - how can you top this? Glasgow is another question, as that would be the dream ending for me."

Hoy's latest gold has seen him overtake Sir Steve Redgrave's five gold medals for Britain.

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