Olympic athletes cast in bronze

Bronze sculptures made from the body casts of Olympic and Paralympic champions have gone on display in Hampshire.

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Gymnast's body cast in bronze

Bronze and marble casts of Olympic and Paralympic champions are going on display in Hampshire.

The 11 sculptures which include this cast of silver medallist Lewis Smith will be exhibited in Fleet until November.

Olympic silver medallist Lewis Smith is cast in Bronze Credit: Hart District Council

Blade runner Oscar Pistorius and five times Olympian swimmer Mark Foster also feature in the exhibition.

Artist Ben Dearnley said "My Olympic work focuses on the core strengths of each Olympic and Paralympic athlete I have worked with, capturing something of the essence of what it is that makes them the best in the world at what they do."

The finished art work by artist Ben Dearnley Credit: Hart District Council
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