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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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.

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