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Team GB Athletes Homecoming Parade

17th October 2016
Mansfield, Ashfield

Team GB Athletes Homecoming Parade

Kirkby’s Paralympic Champion Ollie Hynd will be joined by every athlete from Team GB’s Olympic and Paralympic squads in a parade around Manchester. Meanwhile fellow Paralympian Charlotte Henshaw is currently on holiday in North America. Hucknall gymnast sisters Becky and Ellie Downie were also part of Team GB this summer.

Around 200 thousand people are expected to celebrate the achievements of the athletes who won 214 medals in Rio.

Ollie says he could not believe how well the Olympic and Paralympic games went for Team GB, “Considering everything going into the Games I think we were a little bit worried and not sure and knowing what to expect, but it completely obliterated my expectations. The support that they showed, the Brazilian people was incredible; the pool was packed out every night.”

The 21 year old won 2 gold medals in Rio to add to his one he won four years ago in London beating the world record in one of his finals that was previously held by his brother Sam.

There is another parade for the athletes tomorrow in London where huge crowds are expected once again to show their appreciation for the amazing games that both Team GB’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes had.


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