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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.

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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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