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Bedfordshire Olympian awarded MBE

Etienne Stott poses alongside fellow Olympian Tim Baillie Credit: Etienne Stott

Bedfordshire Olympian, Etienne Stott, has been awarded an MBE.

The gold medal winning slalom canoeist picked up the honour at Buckingham Palace along with team mate Tim Baillie.

The sports star tweeted: "An incredible visit to the Palace to collect my MBE! I felt like a balloon filled to the maximum with patriotism!"