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Reed 'delighted' to share medal

Olympic rowing champion Peter Reed has expressed his joy at the welcome he has received from his home town.

The gold medallist met fans who had lined the streets of Nailsworth to see him. He was honoured with a civic reception in his home town in recognition of his achievements.

This tops off a wonderful summer. Most of the recognition has been for the team, so to have this turn-out just for me is something special. I'm delighted to share my medal with everyone.

– Peter Reed


Crowds line the streets for Reed return

Hundreds came out to greet the Olympic star who was honoured with a civic reception this morning. Credit: ITV West

Crowds have lined the streets of Nailsworth to welcome Olympic gold medallist Peter Reed back to the West Country.

Reed and his team retained the men's coxless four title first won in Beijing in 2008.

In celebration of his success Reed has been honoured with a civic reception this morning. It will be followed by a tour of his home town in an open top bus this afternoon.

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Olympic silver medallist Sharron Davies, who learnt to swim in Plymouth, is about to set off on a bus tour of Britain to promote grassroots sport. She'll be travelling alongside heroes of this year's Olympics including Daley Thompson and Jonathan Davies Edwards.

She spoke to our presenter, Bob Cruwys, from her home in Bradford on Avon, to tell us about how the Olympics will impact the future of South West sports.

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