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Cool: Essex boy's verdict on gold hold

Henry hugs Team GB's Andy Murray after he won gold against Roger Federer at Wimbledon Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Image

The Essex schoolboy who grabbed a hug with gold winning tennis player Andy Murray described the moment as 'cool'.

Henry Caplan, 11, of Blackmore, was photographed hugging the tennis star just moments after Murray defeated Roger Federer in the Olympic tennis final at Wimbledon.

The youngster slipped away from his dad, dodged by Federe's stunned relatives to grab a hug with the British Olympic Champion.

Henry told BBC Essex:

As soon as Andy Murray won I was crying with joy and hugging my dad. I told my dad to get off and the next minute I was gone. I was down by the royal bit in front of Federer's mum and dad.

Then I hugged Andy Murray. I just thought I had to be there. It was cool.

– Henry Caplan

Asked what Murray said to him, Henry said: "Anything for my fans."

Henry was at the final with father Elliot, 41, and brothers Alex, nine, and Jeremy, 19.

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