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Helen Glover gets a gold surprise

Cornwall's rowing star Helen Glover has had an 'amazing surprise' after returning home following her Olympic victory. The gold medallist took to twitter after finding a gold postbox- apparently painted by her neighbours.

During the London Olympics and paralympics in 2012, the Royal Mail painted post boxes gold to to celebrate every Team GB and ParalympicsGB gold medal.


Olympic dream over for Burnham's Liam Phillips

Great Britain BMX rider Liam Phillips is out. Credit: PA

BMX rider Liam Phillips is out of the Olympics after an horrific crash in the first heat of his quarter-final.

The rider from Burnham-on-Sea was knocked off his bike just after the first corner on the track in Rio.

After staying down for a number of minutes Phillips did finally get up from the side of the track but was unable to compete in his second heat and is therefore out of the competition.


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