Great-niece of 1912 Olympic swimmer in Leicester

Wendy and a photo of her great-aunt Jennie Fletcher swam in the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm.
Wendy and a photo of her great-aunt Jennie Fletcher swam in the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm. Photo: ITV Central

Wendy Garner, from Birstall in Leicestershire, has come to Leicester's Olympic Torch celebrations.

It's an even more special day for Wendy, as her great-aunt Jennie Fletcher swam in the 1912 OlympicGames in Stockholm.

Jennie Fletcher swam in the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm. Credit: Family photo

Wendy says Jennie was "modest and we, including her family in Canada, are so proud of her".Jennie won a Gold and Bronze medal in the 1912 Games.

Wendy says Jennie's proudest moment was when the King of Sweden put the wreath on her head and said "Well done England".

Niece Wendy said Jennie's proudest moment was when the King of Sweden put the wreath on her head and said "Well done England". Credit: Family photo
Dedicated plaque to swimmer in local swimming pool in Leicester Credit: ITV Central