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Last Updated: Sunday, 7 October 2007, 11:56 GMT 12:56 UK
Hoy scoops top Scots award again
Chris Hoy
Hoy has enjoyed an another wonderful year on the cycling track
Cyclist Chris Hoy has been named Scottish Sportsperson of the Year and awarded the Emirates Lonsdale Trophy for the fourth time in five years.

The award is for performances between 1 July 2006 and 30 June 2007.

During that time Hoy took gold in both the individual 1km time trial and the keirin and silver in the team sprint at the 2007 World Track Championships.

He also set a new world record for the 500m flying start of 24.758 seconds in Bolivia in May.

Hoy was given the prize at the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland's Sportsman's Dinner in association with the Glasgow 2014 Bid.

In second place was swimmer Kirsty Balfour, while third spot went to gymnast Daniel Keatings.

Hoy said: "I feel that being nominated is an achievement in itself; the standard of Scottish sporting performances is rising all the time and I feel really proud to be a small part of it.

"2008 is going to be a huge year with the Olympics taking place in Beijing.

"I'm confident that we can bring home more Olympic medals to Scotland than ever before, with real podium chances in a number of different sports.

"However it's not just the athletes who have an exciting time ahead, as the Glasgow 2014 bid team, who have worked so hard to bring the Commonwealth Games back to Scotland, will soon find out if they have been successful.

"I truly believe that Glasgow's bid is exceptional and that we will all be celebrating on 9 November."



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