Olympians and Paralympians comprise 10% of 2017 list with Mo Farah likewise knighted and Jessica Ennis-Hill made a dame
Britains sporting elite has actually been rewarded in a New Year honours list where Rio Olympic medallists Andy Murray and Mo Farah are made knights and Katherine Grainger and Jessica Ennis-Hill end up being dames.
Olympians and Paralympians comprise 10% of the 2017 list, which likewise consists of knighthoods for Kinks frontman Ray Davies, 72, comic Ken Dodd, 89, star Mark Rylance, 56, and a damehood for star Patricia Routledge, 87.
Murrays honour caps an impressive year for the Scot, who declared a 2nd Wimbledon title, safeguarded his Olympic crown and took the world top slot from Novak Djokovic in a remarkable run of type. Aged 29, he is amongst the youngest to be granted a knighthood in contemporary times and had as soon as stated he felt too young for such a distinction.
Four-time Olympic gold runner Mo Farah, 33, stated of his knighthood: I am so delighted to be granted this extraordinary honour from the nation that has actually been my house because I moved here at the age of 8. Recalling at the kid who showed up here from Somalia, not speaking any English, I might never ever have actually pictured where I would be today it is a dream come to life.