A hero's return for Maidenhead's double Olympic gold medallist Tom Dean

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Maidenhead swimmer, Tom Dean, returned to a hero's welcome last night following his successful medal haul at the Tokyo Olympics.

The 21-year-old, who battled Covid-19 twice during training, was thrown a surprise street party with dozens of family and friends showing up to congratulate him on his two golds in the pool.

The swimmer arrived home with his mum and sister in a special car which picked him up from Heathrow Airport earlier in the evening.

Double Olympic gold medalist Tom Dean returned home to a hero’s welcome in Maidenhead last night

Lining the streets, Tom Dean's family and friends erupted into cheers as the Double Olympic gold medalist arrived home from Tokyo. 

The 21-year-old became the first British male swimmer to claim two golds at the same Games in more than a century.

The surprise welcome home party was organised by Tom's mother, Jacquie, and left the superstar swimmer in tears.

Tom Dean, double Olympic gold medalist:

Tom produced the performance of his life to triumph in the men's 200m freestyle on day four of the Tokyo Games.

Just 24 hours later, he helped his nation to victory in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

Athletes' families were not able to travel to Japan because of coronavirus restrictions.

Instead, Tom's family and friends gathered for a 'watch party' at home in Maidenhead as he stormed to victory.

Jacquie Hughes, Tom Dean's mother: