Sophie Hosking, from Wimbledon, was also awarded an MBE for services to rowing.
The athlete, who won gold in the Lightweight Women's Double Scull at London 2012, learned to row at school in Kingston and now trains at the London Rowing Club in Putney.
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Residents from Grenfell Tower who were being temporarily housed in a Kensington hotel say they were told to leave with just hours notice
Members of the London community have rallied round to offer their help to residents of the evacuated Chalcots estate in Camden.
Evacuated residents have expressed anger and confusion at unexpectedly being told they had to leave .