08/11/2012 09:49 EDT | Updated 10/11/2012 05:12 EDT

Record-breaking sailor Ben Ainslie to carry British flag at Olympics closing ceremony

LONDON - Sailor Ben Ainslie will carry the British flag at the closing ceremony of the Olympics on Sunday after winning his fourth straight gold at the London Games.

Combined with his silver from 1996, the 35-year-old Ainslie's latest victory in the Finn class made him the most successful sailor in Olympic history.

Ainslie says "it's a really proud moment for me and for sailing to have such an involvement at the end of what's been such an amazing games for the whole country."