Andy Murray, winner of three Grand Slams, including Wimbledon last month, has been chosen to be the Team GB Flagbearer for this Friday’s Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Murray, who is participating on his third Olympic Games, will be the first tennis player to lead Team GB in the history of the competition. He was selected from a group of athletes who were nominated by sport Team Leaders. The nominees were chosen by their respective sports as athletes that exemplify the Olympic Values and uphold the Team GB Values.
“He is a great role model and thoroughly deserves this accolade. I know he is over the moon at being selected and I’m sure he will do himself and our country proud.” – said Team GB Chef de Mission Mark England.
The Opening Ceremony will begin at 8pm Brazilian time (midnight BST).