Britain’s Olympic heroes have dominated the New Year’s Honours list after the record haul at the summer Games in Rio.
Andy Murray, who won Wimbledon and ended the year as the world’s number one men’s tennis player on top of gold in Brazil, has been awarded a knighthood.
Mo Farah, now a double-double Olympic gold medallist, is also knighted, and Jessica Ennis-Hill, who won a silver medal in the heptathlon to go with her gold in London four years earlier, gets a damehood.
Eleven-times Paralympic games gold medallist and equestrian star Lee Pearson receives a knighthood and rower Katherine Grainger, the first female Olympian to win five medals at five games, is to be a dame.
Great Britain set an Olympic record by winning 67 medals at Rio - two more than they managed at London 2012. The Paralympics GB team finished with 147 medals in Rio - 27 more than they won in London, and beating the team’s target of 121 medals.
Titles were also bestowed upon Olympic golden couple Jason Kenny and Laura Kenny (nee Trott), and hockey players Kate Richardson-Walsh and Helen-Richardson Walsh - the first same-sex married couple to win Olympic medals following Great Britain’s first women’s Olympic hockey gold medal.
Below are the Olympic stars honoured ...
- Andy Murray, KnighthoodOwen Humphreys/PA Wire
- Jessica Ennis-Hill, DamehoodAdam Davy/PA Archive
- Mo Farah, KnighthoodDylan Martinez / Reuters
- Katherine Grainger, DamehoodDanny Lawson/PA Wire
- Lee Pearson, KnighthoodMatthew Stockman via Getty Images
- Laura Trott, CBETim Ireland/PA Wire
- Jason Kenny, CBEMatthew Childs / Reuters
- Kate Richardson-Walsh, OBEAlex Morton via Getty Images
- Helen Richardson-Walsh, MBEIsabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment
- Max Whitlock, MBESteve Paston/PA Wire
- Ellie Robinson, MBEAndrew Matthews/PA Wire