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Helen Glover wishes Cornwall Happy St Piran's Day

The Cornish athlete Helen Glover has sent her Happy St Piran's Day to all 'Cornish folk' today on social media.

She made history when she rowed her way to a second Olympic Gold Medal in Rio.

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Whoops! Cornwall's golden girl Helen Glover gets Olympic medal fixed - after fiancé drops it

She made history when she rowed her way to a second Olympic Gold Medal in Rio - but celebrating her victory hasn't been entirely smooth for Helen Glover.

The Cornish athlete admitted that her fiancé, Steve Backshall, dropped the prize possesion onto a concrete floor.

Sorry Steve Backshall for dobbing you in for dropping my medal...

– Helen Glover, Twitter

But all's well that end's well...


Olympic hockey gold winner Giselle Ansley comes to Falmouth

She has only been in the country for 48 hours but already 24-year-old Giselle Ansley was back on home turf in the West Country - showing off her medal in Falmouth.

Ansley, from Kingsbridge in Devon was a member of the GB team who made history by winning the Olympic title for the first time when they beat The Netherlands in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Rio last Friday.

The gold medallist was in Cornwall to celebrate Hockeyfest at Penryn College.

The aim of the festival is to build on the success and excitement of Rio and to inspire a new generation of hockey players.

People of all ages turned out at Falmouth Hockey Club to meet the hockey star.

Kids queued up to get her autograph, listen to her talk about her career, and of course watch her in action doing a penalty flick.

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