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Athletes from the Midlands to pick up honours

Anna Watkins Credit: PA

Olympic rower Anna Watkins, from Leek in Staffordshire, will receive an MBE for services to rowing after she won the gold medal in the double sculls.

The 30-year-old Cambridge graduate is currently expecting her first child while studying for a PhD in mathematics at the University of Reading.

Danielle Brown Credit: PA

Paralympic archer Danielle Brown, 25, from Telford in Shropshire, who won gold in the 2012 games, will also receive an MBE for services to sport.


Is this Derbyshire runner the next Usain Bolt?

14 year old Ryan O'Gorman can run 200metres in 21.76 seconds Credit: ITV News Central

A runner from Derbyshire has become the fastest 14-year-old in European history after winning the 200 metres at the National Indoor under 17 championships.

Ryan Gorman's time of 21.76 seconds makes him faster than Usain Bolt at the same age - but only by five hundreths of a second!

Ryan trains at the Nottinghamshire Athletic Club and has since turned 15, but his training continues.

Usain Bolt celebrates at London 2012 Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Usain Bolt broke his own record in the 100m at London 2012, but he only managed to set his third fastest time in the 200m at 19.32 seconds. His personal best 200m time was set in 2009 in Berlin at 19.19 seconds.

Some on the items up for grabs at the Olympic auction

Competitor vests and sportswear are going on auction at the Ricoh Arena this weekend Credit: ITV Central
Signage and costumes from the London 2012 Opening & Closing ceremonies can be bought Credit: ITV Central
There are thousands of items up for grabs at the auction in Coventry this weekend Credit: ITV Central
The auction at the Ricoh Arena is taking place this weekend Credit: ITV Central


Jessica Ennis' javelin goes on sale

A pink javelin signed by Jessica Ennis, a large London2012 Royal Mail stamp autographed by Mo Farah and a Mary Poppins costume from the Olympic opening ceremony are going under the hammer today at an auction in Coventry.

Some more unusual items are also being sold Credit: ITV News Central

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe described it as a chance for people "to own a unique piece of the Games".

Your chance to own Tom Daley's diving trunks

Swimming trunks signed by the diver Tom Daley are among 80 London 2012 items being auctioned today in Coventry.

Items on sale at the auction in Coventry Credit: ITV News Central

Four Olympic torches including one signed by four-time Olympic sailing champion Sir Ben Ainslie, a framed Team GB cycling jersey signed by 11 Olympic gold medallists and a framed Team GB cycling jersey signed by Sir Bradley Wiggins are also on sale.

Buy a piece of Olympic history

London 2012 organisers are clearing out hundreds of items that were used during the Games at a sale in Coventry.

Props from an Olympic ceremony Credit: ITV News Central

Costumes and props from the Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies, sports equipment, torch relay uniforms, venue and street banners are all going on sale in the City of Coventry stadium this weekend.

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