The bronze statue

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Bryony Shaw competing in Weymouth

Meridian's Olympic athletes

The Meridian news team is championing athletes from the South and South East on Day 11 of the Olympic Games.

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Man pleads guilty to stealing from an Olympic athlete

A 28 year old man from Tonbridge has pleaded guilty to stealing sports kit belonging to an Olympic athlete.

Daniel Turowski admitted taking a rucksack owned by Australian runner Andrew McCabe.

The clothing and a mobile phone were stolen as the athlete trained at a ground in Tonbridge in the run up to the London 2012 games.

Turowski will be sentenced later.

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Olympic celebrations in Henley

Anna Watkins, Alex Gregory and Pete Reed pose with their gold medals in Henley-on-Thames
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.

Second arrest after Olympic kit stolen

A twenty seven year old woman has been arrested has been arrested after kit and a mobile phone was stolen from the Australian Olympic athlete Andrew McCabe.

Mr McCabe's bag was taken from a bench beside the running track at Tonbridge School, on the third of August.

He thought his running spikes had also been taken, but he later found them in another bag.

A twenty eight year old man has also been arrested in connection with the alleged theft. The pair are on police bail.

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