Greatest British Olympians

Simon Jersey

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Client: Simon Jersey
Date: 25th July 2016

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Chris Hoy has been named the best British Olympian of all time.

A poll of 2,000 people, named the former track cyclist, who won two gold medals in the London 2012 Olympics the best Olympian to represent Great Britain.

Second place went to rower Sir Steve Redgrave who won gold in five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000.

Decathlete Daley Thompson came third followed by distance runner Mo Farah, who won gold in both the 10,000m and 5,000m at London 2012.

Current Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill who was one of the medal winners during the famous ‘Super-Saturday’ of the London 2012 Olympics, completed the top five.

Other athletes to feature in the top 50 include Andy Murray, Sally Gunnell and Beth Tweddle.

A spokesman for Team GB’s Olympic outfitters Simon Jersey, said: “It’s true that Chris Hoy has one of the most successful careers in British sporting history.