Team GB stars guests of honour at Wimbledon

29 June 2013 / 15:21

Great Britain's Olympians brought their bling to Wimbledon's Royal Box - as the All England Club celebrated their storied achievements at London 2012.

It's traditional that middle Saturday is dedicated to sporting stars but never before has the glow been quite so golden.

Regular visitor and six-time gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy, three-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny and double Olympic champions Charlotte Dujardin, Tom James, Victoria Pendleton, Laura Trott, Peter Reed and Andy Triggs Hodge were among the guests.

Rowers Katherine Grainger, Helen Glover, Anna Watkins, Sophie Hosking, Alex Gregory and Kat Copeland were introduced to cheers from the crowd while super heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua also proved a big hit.

Cyclists Steven Burke, Philip Hindes and Dani King caught Centre Court action as opposed to the first day of the Tour de France while dressage specialist Carl Hester completed the Team GB contingent.

In total, between the 19 invited members of Team GB, there were 32 Olympic gold medals on show.

And Andy Murray, eagerly greeted by Sir Chris, even made a brief appearance to add to the medal tally after his famous straight sets win over Roger Federer in last year's Olympic men's singles final.

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