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Nick Skelton to collect OBE

Olympic gold medallist Nick Skelton will pick up his OBE today. Credit: PA

Coventry-born showjumper and Olympic gold medallist Nick Skelton will be awarded an OBE by the Queen today for services to equestrian sport.

54 year-old Skelton was part of Britain's team jumping squad who took gold at London 2012 and has won a number of major medals in a career spanning nearly 40 years.

Second postbox painted gold in Warwickshire

A second post box has been painted gold in Warwickshire for Olympic Champion Nick Skelton. Credit: ITV Central

A second post box has been painted gold in Warwickshire for Olympic Champion Nick Skelton.

This post box in Bedworth has finally got the gold treatment after a campaign by local people.

Nick Skelton on Big Star during the Individual Jumping Final Round A at Greenwich Park during London 2012 Credit: PA

Nick Skelton won gold in the team show jumping two weeks ago and the Royal Mail painted a box in Alcester where he lives and trains.

But he was born some thirty miles away in Bedworth and locals there said they **should have the honour.

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