Andy Murray hug boy Henry Caplan, 11, 'overwhelmed'
The young boy who stole a hug from Andy Murray moments after his Olympic victory has described being "overwhelmed with emotion" at his victory.
Eleven-year-old Henry Caplan was sitting with his father Elliot, who lives near Chelmsford, when Murray won.
Describing the moment, Henry said: "As soon as Andy Murray won I was crying with joy.
"I was hugging my dad and the next moment I was gone."
As Murray claimed victory in Sunday's final, Henry turned to give his father a hug.
But then he told his father he "had to go" and ran across the stand and into the box used by Roger Federer's family.
"I was down near the royal box area in front of Roger Federer's family and then I hugged Andy Murray.
"I just thought I had to be there."
He said Murray told him "anything for my fans" as they embraced.
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His father said: "He's amazing. He was so overwhelmed with emotion.
"I was hugging him when he said 'let me go', I didn't know what was going on.
"Then the lady next to me said 'your son is on television' and I looked up and there he was.
"He should not have left my side of course," said Mr Caplin. "But I'm so proud of him - just to go and give Andy Murray a hug rather than anything else."
Henry, who is due to start at Parmiter's School in Hertfordshire after the summer holidays, was also watching the game with his brothers Jeremy, 19, and Alex, nine.
Mr Caplan said Henry's stepmother, who is seven and a half months' pregnant, was on a spa weekend at the time.
Henry, he said, is now hoping they will name the baby Andy in honour of the new Olympic champion.