Sir Chris Hoy shares amusing moment prize 2008 Olympics shorts tear mid-squat

Edinburgh-born Sir Chris Hoy has shared the amusing moment his Beijing 2008 Olympics team shorts split during heavy squats at the gym.

Monday, 26th July 2021, 8:44 pm
Updated Monday, 26th July 2021, 8:54 pm

The Olympic hero wore the pair deliberately as a nod to the ongoing games taking place in Toyko this year.

But, mid doing squats in the gym, the 45-year-old’s Olympic memorabilia split in action.

Posting about his unfortunate experience on Twitter, Sir Chris said: “Feeling nostalgic watching all the amazing Tokyo performances today, so decided to wear my Beijing2008 shorts to the gym.”

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The legendary Olympian then quipped: "Heavy squats with 13 year old non-stretch fabric was always going to end in tears (pronunciation works either way..).”

Sir Chris is a Scottish racing driver and former track cyclist who represented Great Britain at the Olympics and World Championships, and Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.

Hoy is eleven-times a world champion and six-times an Olympic champion.

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