The regaining Olympic champion and the Wimbledon winner Andy Murray has been chosen as the flag bearer or the Union flag for the Great Britain’s Team GB at the Maracana Stadium of the Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony.
The 29 year old Andy who has been in the team of the Great Britain which has won the Davis Cup in the month of November is known to be the first tennis player for filling up the role. He has told to the BBC that, to lead the team GB it will be an unbelievable honor which is the biggest among the sports.
Along with winning in the individual gold in the London 2012 Olympic Games over Roger Federer of the Switzerland, Andy Murray also won the silver medal in the mixed doubles next to Laura Robson.
The flag bearer has been chosen among the shortlisted candidates after each sport has nominated an athlete and the Olympic Association of the British had made its selection. The team of the USA has selected the Swimming champion, Michael Phelps for leading their team on August 5th Rio Opening Ceremony at their local time 08:00 PM.