Andy Murray says he will not attend this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards as he continues his rehabilitation from back surgery.
Meet Andy... The Penguin!
Four penguins have been named in honour of Andy and the three women in his life, after his historic Wimbledon win made the tennis player a popular choice in a public poll.
The female Humboldt penguins, who arrived at St Andrews Aquarium in Fife in May, have been named after Andy, his mother Judy, girlfriend Kim and Shirley, his grandmother.
The aquarium held a nationwide competition to name the animals, with Murray-themed suggestions emphasising the champion’s popularity following his victory at SW19.
John Mace, aquarium manager said: “It was a tough decision to pick a winner out of literally hundreds of suggestions, but one theme kept coming through strongly in a lot of the entries. We had lots of Andys, Murrays and Wimbles but, because the penguins are girls, we had to be a little more creative.”
The honour comes after Scotland’s rare Amur tiger cubs were named Murray and Viktor earlier this month.
Photos © Julie Broadfoot.