Welcome home Sam!

Sam Oldham at the Olympics
Sam Oldham at the Olympics Photo: PA Pictures

The Olympic bronze medallist Sam Oldham will receive a hero's welcome back to his home town of Keyworth today (September 15th).

The Nottinghamshire gymnast won bronze at this summer's Olympic games.

Keyworth Parish Council has arranged an open-top car celebration to welcome the Olympian home.

He'll be driven by the local butcher, Bob Green. He will then attend a reception and receive his celebration cake.

Sam Oldham at the Nottingham Forest ground
Sam Oldham at the Nottingham Forest ground Credit: PA Pictures

"We are so proud of Sam and it seemed a fitting idea to celebrate his success. His diary has been so full since the Games that this is the earliest that we have been able to organise this celebration."

– Tony Grice, Keyworth Parish Council Chairman

Sam is funded by the Nottinghamshire County Council's Shining Stars fund.

"It was a stunning performance for the men's gymnastics team in London and we are looking forward to welcoming him back to Keyworth to celebrate his success."

– Cllr John Cottee