Gold medalist back from Olympics

Gold medal rower Anna Watkins
Gold medal rower Anna Watkins Photo: PA Pictures

After her incredible Olympian effort Gold medal rower Anna Watkins is back in her home county of Staffordshire today.

Anna who's from Longsdon near Leek has come back to visit her parents Richard and Caroline.

Along with her rowing partner Katherine Grainger, Anna powered to victory in the women's double sculls finals at Eton Dorney.

The pair also broke an Olympic record during one of the qualifying heats.

They've also claimed two World Championship titles and are now been unbeaten in 23 races.

In recognition of Anna's achievement a postbox in Leek has been painted Gold as part of a Royal Mail scheme to honour the country's Olympic champions.

A special civic reception will also be held to celebrate her success at the London Games.