Great Britain’s World No. 2 tennis player Andy Murray, the reigning men’s singles gold medalist from the London 2012 Games and silver medalist in mixed doubles, has been selected as his country’s flag bearer for the Rio 2016 Games.
The decision was officially announced via Team Great Britain’s Twitter page earlier today:
At the London 2012 Games, Murray defeated Roger Federer in straight sets to earn singles gold. Later that day, he and compatriot Laura Robson fell to the Belarusian team of Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi in the mixed doubles final to earn silver.
Born and raised in Dunblane, Scotland, Murray is a three-time Grand Slam winner who most recently took home the title at July’s Wimbledon Championships. He is expected to play singles and doubles at the Rio Games, teaming with his brother Jamie in the latter category. Jamie is currently ranked World No. 3 in doubles.
Andy could also potentially play mixed doubles at the Olympics.