Andy Murray won another gold at the Rio Games this weekend, but he also picked up a few more fans thanks to a comment following his history-making win.
Shortly after becoming the first man to win back-to-back gold medals, Andy Murray was congratulated for the win by the press, and his response has since been making feminists swoon around the globe.
In an interview following Murray’s second consecutive Olympic singles gold medal performance for Great Britain, BBC reporter John Inverdale incorrectly noted that Murray was the first person ever to win two tennis gold medals.
“I think Venus and Serena have about four each,” Murray corrected, referring to the Williams sisters. “But haven’t defended the singles title.”
Murray won support on social media for the verbal volley.
The Williams sisters won doubles gold in 2000, 2008 and 2012. Venus Williams won the singles gold medal in Sydney in 2000 and Serena Williams took top honors in London in 2012.
In Rio Venus Williams won the silver medal in mixed doubles with Rajeev Ram. Serena Williams, the defending Olympic singles champion, was eliminated in an upset in the third round of the 2016 Olympics.
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