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Gold medalist to open new show jumping centre

Showjumper Nick Skelton with his Officer of the British Empire (OBE) medal. Credit: PA

London Olympic 2012 star, Nick Skelton, will open the new British Show Jumping centre in Meriden, near Solihull, later today.

Nick Skelton, from Coventry, was part of the Team GB jumping squad which took gold last summer.

He has also won a number of major medals in a career spanning almost 40 years.

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Nick Skelton to collect OBE

Olympic gold medallist Nick Skelton will pick up his OBE today.
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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Postbox goes gold for Nick Skelton

Postbox going gold for Skelton Credit: ITV Central

A postbox in Alcester in Warwickshire has been painted gold in honour of the show jumper Nick Skelton who won gold in the team event on Monday. Nick was born in Stratford-upon-Avon but now lives in Alcester. He goes for his second gold today in the individual event.

Nick Skelton's gold pillar box Credit: ITV Central

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