Sports Minister congratulates Sir Chris Hoy
Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport Shona Robison said:
"Huge congratulations to Sir Chris and his teammates on achieving a gold medal and a new world record today, this is just the icing on the cake of all he has done for sport in Scotland and for Team GB. With an astounding number of medals under his belt, Sir Chris is truly living up to his title of Scotland’s greatest ever Olympian, and deserves his place as one of Team GB’s most successful athletes. He has, once again, done Scotland proud and is an inspiration to all of us.
"I’ll be watching our boxer Josh Taylor in the Excel South Arena this evening, keeping everything crossed that he can make it through to the next round."