Edmund, Inglot and Fleming added to Team GB for Rio 2016
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Edmund, Inglot and Fleming added to Team GB for Rio 2016

15 July 2016 / 15:06

Three more tennis players have today been announced by the British Olympic Association to represent Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Dom Inglot, Colin Fleming and Kyle Edmund will join the squad with Andy Murray, Jamie Murray, Johanna Konta and Heather Watson already selected.

Kyle Edmund added to Team GB for Rio 2016

Edmund and Inglot were part of the Great Britain team who won the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years last year, while Fleming returns for his second Games having competed at London 2012 in the men’s doubles.

Team GB have won more tennis medals at the Olympic Games than any other nation with 42 and sit second on the medal table behind the USA who have 20 gold medals to Team GB’s 16.

The athletes selected today are:

Dom Inglot, 30, hometown London

Colin Fleming, 31, Linlithgow

Kyle Edmund, 21, Beverley

Those already selected are:

Andy Murray, 29, Dunblane

Jamie Murray, 30, Dunblane

Johanna Konta, 25, Eastbourne

Heather Watson, 24, Saint Peter Port

Team GB’s Chef de Mission, Mark England, said:

“In Dom and Kyle we welcome two Davis Cup winners into the fold while Colin is hugely experienced having competed at both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games.

“The seven players that will travel to Rio 2016 will be one of the best squads we’ve had as part of Team GB and I am confident in their ability to perform once again.”

Tennis Team Leader Iain Bates said:

“The team heading to Rio 2016 will be our biggest-ever traveling tennis squad, which I believe now has fantastic strength in depth." 

“The three players we welcome today have all proven their ability at the highest level and can help make this a memorable Games for Team GB.

“It is a fantastic time for British tennis at present with Andy Murray having claimed a second Wimbledon title, Heather Watson also winning a Wimbledon title in the mixed doubles, Jo Konta breaking into the top 20 and we are the reigning Davis Cup champions.

“All of that combined puts us in a great position heading into these Olympic Games and I am fully confident in our ability to succeed.”