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Olympic Medallist Peter Reed Returns to the West

Peter Reed. Photo: Barry Coombs/PA Wire

With his chiseled good looks, towering physique, and all round nice guy personality, Peter Reed could easily be cast as a super hero in a Hollywood blockbuster.

He's already lived up to his billing in this summer's blockbuster, the 2012 Olympics, by winning his second gold medal and this weekend he'll get a hero's welcome when he comes home.

Reed, who is in the Royal Navy and a former Oxford Blue, retaining the men's coxless four title he first won at Beijing in 2008.

In celebration of his success and superman status, Nailsworth's favourite son will be honoured with a civic reception and open-top bus tour in his home town.

Bath's Olympians and Paralympian were given the same treatment earlier this week and the same is happening all over the country following the mother of all bus parades in London to celebrate Britain's overall success.

Thereafter Reed will attend Forest Green Rovers' home match against Alfreton Town.

Nailsworth's club, who play in the Football Conference, are planning a half-time celebration for the rowing star in front of a packed home crowd.

Peter Reed (second from right) with his gold medal Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

It has been a busy few weeks for the 31-year-old, who also proposed to his girlfriend Frauke Oltmanns during the Olympic closing ceremony and immediately confirmed that he'll be going for a third gold at the Rio 2016 Games.

This sporting super hero is unlikely to stop at that but, for now, he gets to savour the moment.