An Olympic swimmer from Cornwall has admitted that she shut her medal away in a drawer after becoming depressed with post-Olympics life.
A reception has been held at Buckingham Palace for our Olympic and Paralympic heroes
Ben Ainslie and Helena Lucas have nominated as Sailor of the Year
– Ruta Meilutyte, Gold Medallist
It’s good to get back into my routine at school and inthe pool. It is the same as it was before the Olympics – I still have to be at training by 5.30 a.m., go to lessons, do more training after school and then get my homework done just like everyone else. It definitely helps me keep my feet on the ground.
I want to do my best whether it’s in the pool or in the classroom and I’m always looking ahead to the next goal. To do that I have to focus, knuckle down and work as hard as I possibly can in all areas of my life
– Plymouth College Headmaster, Dr Simon Wormleighton.
Representing four different nations, Ruta, Tom, Jade and Jamila truly reflect the increasingly international character of Plymouth College.
They have brought glory to their own countries as well as to Plymouth and the school.
They are an inspiration to a generation of young people around the world and have demonstrated that with hard work and commitment dreams can be achieved.
Our reporter, Jacquie Bird, is at Plymouth College meeting the students who became stars at London 2012.
Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Plymouth today to see the city's Olympic and Paralympic heroes.
Tom Daley and Ruta Meilutye will be among the stars as they board an open-top bus parade through the city, followed by a stage event in the centre.
The bus parade starts from Plymouth College at around 5.15pm
A proud Plymouth celebrates its London 2012 athletes and Games Makers today in it's homecoming celebrations.
Golden boy Tom Daley and 15-year-old swimmer Ruta Meilutye will be among the Olympic and Paralympics stars as they board an open-top bus parade through the city, followed by a stage event in the centre.
Thousands are expected to line the streets. Games Makeres will also join in the celebrations, which end with a reception by the Lord Mayor of Bristol. The bus parade starts from Plymouth College at around 5.15pm.