Teesside Olympian Kat Copeland has received an MBE. The 22-year-old, who won gold in the lightweight double sculls at the 2012 Olympics was recognised for her services to rowing.
She was honoured at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, along with other Olympians and Paralympians.
She was given the award by Prince Charles, as part of the Queen's New Year's Honours List.
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