Honours for 2012 athletes

Olympians and Paralympians are to be awarded honours at Buckingham Palace today. Cyclist Laura Trott, Para-Equestrian Sophie Christiansen and Paralympic runner Richard Whitehead will be among those to receive honours.

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Olympic star Trott: 'It's been a mad 12 months'

Double London 2012 Olympic gold medalist Laura Trott told ITV News reporter Ben Chapman that it's been "a mad 12 months" after she picked up her OBE at Buckingham Palace.

She said: "It's been a mad 12 months. At the start of last year, I could never have imagined I'd be doing all this. Just the feeling I'm getting is absolutely amazing, I'm just bouncing from one thing to another."


Trott 'excited' to be honoured at Buckingham Palace

British cyclist and double Olympic gold medalist Laura Trott has tweeted that she is "excited" to visit Buckingham Palace today to receive an OBE.

Trott is one of several Olympians and Paralympians who will be honoured for their success at the London 2012 Games last summer.

Richard Whitehead honoured for services to athletics

Marathon runner turned sprinter Richard Whitehead will receive honours from at Buckingham Palace today for his services to athletics.

Gold medal winner Richard Whitehead Credit: David Davies/PA Archive

Unable to compete in the London 2012 Olympics as there was no category for leg amputees, Whitehead turned to sprinting to compete in the Paralympics.

The athlete won a gold medal in the 200m with a world record time of 24.38 seconds.

Laura Trott to receive OBE at Buckingham Palace

Double Olympic Gold Medallist and professional cyclist Laura Trott will be awarded an OBE today at Buckingham Palace.

Double Olympic Gold Medallist Lura Trott Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

Last year at the London Olympics Laura was part of the cycling trio who broke the world record twice in the Team Pursuit in one day.

A few days later, Laura added another gold and world champion title to her collection in the Omnium.


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