Gym couple receive OBEs

A couple who sold their home to fund a gym which was later used as a training centre for the Olympics are honoured at Buckingham Palace.

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Married couple Yvonne and Leonard Arnold, dedicated gymnastics coaches who sold their own home to keep their Kent gymnastics club open, were both awarded an OBE for services to gymnastics. Princess Anne did the honours.

Mrs Arnold was a British and Olympic gymnast and captained the British Olympic gymnastic team at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Olympic gym couple receive OBEs

Len and Yvonne Arnold, the couple who run a gym in Crayford which was used as an Olympic training venue have received OBEs at Buckingham Palace.

Former gymnast Yvonne Arnold and her husband Len have been honoured for their dedication to training athletes.

At one stage, they even sold their home to keep the gym open, and later created a new training facility which was used in the run-up to London 2012.

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