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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.


The most unforgettable, extraordinary, emotional sporting day Great Britain has ever known - congratulations to all our fantastic medal winners

Mo Farah celebrates after winning the Men's 10,000m Final Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Mo Farah crosses the line first in the 10,000m final Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire
Great Britain's Jessica Ennis approaches the finish line in the 800m event in the Heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire.
Jessica Ennis celebrates her Olympic gold today Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
Great Britain's Greg Rutherford on in action during the Men's Long Jump Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Greg Rutherford accepts congratulations from the crowd after this jump to glory Credit: Dave Davies/PA wire
Hampshire's Dani King leads Team GB's Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott on their way to winning gold in the Women's Team Pursuit Final Credit: Dave Davies/PA Wire
Hamble's Dani King celebrate with her team mates after winning the Women's Team Pursuit Final Credit: Tim Ireland/PA wire
Dani King's gold medal Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA wire

Rowers thank crowd after Gold medal triumph

Great Britain's Men's Four of Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory at Eton Dorney Rowing Lake Credit: PA

Great Britain produced a sensational performance to beat Australia and win Olympic gold in the men's coxless fours.

Andrew Triggs Hodge from Aylesbury, Pete Reed, who rows for Leander at Henley, Tom James and Alex Gregory from Henley led from the start to extend Britain's dominance over the Olympic event to 16 years.

Britain won their fourth successive coxless fours title by a quarter of a length from the Australians with the United States winning the bronze medal.

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