Andy Murray schooled a BBC journalist on women who have won more gold than he has

Two to go. Picture: Getty Images

Andy Murray is the toast of the tennis world again – and not just for winning gold at the Rio Olympics.

Murray becames the first player to defend an Olympic tennis title after downing Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-2,7-5 in a thrilling final.

But the best was to come from the Scot, when veteran BBC journalist John Inverdale congratulated Murray on being “the first person ever to win two Olympic gold medals”.

Here’s Murray’s reply:

“Well, to defend the singles title. I think Venus and Serena won about four each.”

Venus and Serena won singles gold in 2000 and 2012. They then teamed up for three doubles gold in Sydney, Beijing and London.

Well, would you look at that. Picture: Getty Images

Murray has been much more vocal in his support for women in sport since taking on Amelie Mauresmo as coach and seeing firsthand how poorly she has been treated by the media.

His correction for Inverdale quickly gained traction on social media.

Poor Inverdale was left to pick up the pieces, with even Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon chiming in.

The BBC called the gaffe “a simple error”.

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