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Double Olympic champion inspires students

Double gold-medal-winning Olympic champion Max Whitlock was at Loughborough University today for the start of the National School Games.

Double Olympic Champions Max Whitlock (right) with our East Midlands Correspondent Phil Brewster. Credit: ITV News Central

The gymnast was there to showcase his skills on the floor and the pummel-horse to inspire the next generation of Team GB Olympians.


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Watch the full report of gold-medal-winner Joe Clarke's homecoming ...

The streets of Stone in Staffordshire were packed with hundreds of well-wishers as the town turned out to celebrate kayaker Joe Stone's achievement at Rio 2016.

The team GB athlete returned to a heroes welcome, as Callum Watkinson reports ...

Watch: Olympian Joe Clarke carried in his kayak

As bank holiday welcomes go this is probably the best reception you can get arriving home!

Olympian Joe Clarke has been cheered along the main high street and into Stone's Westbridge Park in his kayak.

Thousands of fans have turned out to celebrate with their gold medallist.

Joe Clarke paraded through the crowds in kayak

Credit: : ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

Olympic gold medallist and Stone's very own Joe Clarke has been carried through a crowd of fans in his canoe as part of his homecoming parade.

Credit: : ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

Thousands have gathered in Stone in Staffordshire to officially welcome home the town's Olympic champion.

Credit: : ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

Speaking to ITV News Central last week Joe said it would be the first time he's sat in a kayak since he won his medal in Brazil.


Gold medallist Joe Clarke sets off on homecoming parade

Thousands have lined the streets in Stone in Staffordshire to welcome Olympic medallist Joe Clarke back home.

Credit: ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

The 23-year-old of Stafford and Stone Canoe Club, triumphed in the men’s K1 canoe slalom during the games.

Credit: ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

As a celebration of his achievements the Olympic champion has been making his way through the high street whilst the crowds cheer on.

Credit: ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert

He's on his way to Stone's Westbridge Park where the celebrations will continue and he will be lifted a loft in a canoe by members of his club.

Credit: ITV News Central / Jake Gilbert
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