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Leander celebrates rowing success

Huge crowds have gathered in Henley-on-Thames to greet the British Olympics rowers.

Thousands joined the celebrations in the hope of catching a glimpse of the athletes, as they headed up river and then through the town on an open top bus.

Juliette Fletcher spoke to Mark Hunter Silver Medallist, Anna Watkins Gold Medallist and Alex Gregory Gold Medallist.


Olympians enjoy the atmosphere in Henley

Olympic celebrations in Henley

Anna Watkins, Alex Gregory and Pete Reed pose with their gold medals in Henley-on-Thames Credit: ITV Meridian

The home of British rowing Henley-on-Thames is hosting an party for 21 Olympic rowers who train in the town. 12 rowers who are involved with the town's famous Leander Rowing Club won medals at London 2012 - including 3 gold medals in the women's double skulls and the men's fours.


Exclusive: Henley's Olympic rowers to get Gold post box!

Royal Mail has painted some post boxes gold to mark Olympic success

Royal Mail will paint a post box Gold near the Leander Rowing Club in Henley-on-Thames. Members of the club won 12 medals at the Olympics.

The Leander Club was founded in 1818
The club's Olympic heroes will do an open-top bus tour of Henley on 25th August 2012

The future's bright: We speak to the Olympic rowing stars of the future at one of the world's most successful clubs.

British pair Helen Glover and Heather Stanning stormed to victory in the first heat of the women's rowing pairs at Dorney Lake in Berkshire today. It's a tremendous start for Team GB's rowers, half of whom come from the Leander Club in Henley. Sue Kinnear reports from there.

Queen in Oxfordshire for Jubilee

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations continue Credit: ITV News

The Queen and Prince Philip will be in Oxfordshire today for a special garden party marking her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Four thousands guests, including residents and charity workers will be at the event near Henley-on-Thames. There will also be a river pageant on the River Thames.

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