THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013
Mike: Bob Swiped My Gold Medal
by ATP Staff|
Mike Bryan has been left with brother Bob’s “beat up” gold medal from the London 2012 Olympics after his twin pulled off the switch.
“He was carrying it around for four months and it got scratched; he dropped it a few times,” Mike shared in an interview with Live @ Wimbledon on their return to the All England Club. “It’s not even a circle anymore. And then he switched them on me. So he’s got the immaculate one, with the pristine gold, and I got his beat up one. I’m going to switch them back.”
For now, Bob has his medal proudly on display in his trophy case, while Mike has his locked away in a safe.
“That’s probably the best thing we’ve done in this game, is pull the gold medal out of here,” said Bob. “We had a smile on our face for three or four months after that win. I actually had the gold medal in my racquet bag for four months. I was showing it to a million people.
“That seems to be the trophy that everyone wants to see when they come over to our house. They usually go past the Slams and go right for that shiny piece of gold.”
The top-seeded Bryan brothers are looking to win Wimbledon for a third time following their triumphs in 2006 and ’11.