The West Country athletes coming home from Tokyo with Olympic medals

Tom Dean, who is a Bath University student, won gold in the men's 200m freestyle. Credit: PA

In the pool, on horseback and on the gymnastics floor - athletes from the West Country have impressed so far at Tokyo 2020.

Athletes from Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall have all won medals at the Games to add to Team GB's impressive medal haul.

Several Olympians have shattered records this summer. Below is a breakdown of the medallists from our region in their respective fields.


Gloucestershire dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin has become Britain’s most decorated female Olympian after adding added individual and team bronze to her collection.

Her medal total has now hit six, surpassing rower Dame Katherine Grainger and taking her tally to six.

Charlotte Dujardin has become Team GB's most decorated female Olympian

It has been an emotional Olympics for Dujardin, who revealed her mum delayed an operation to watch her most recent medal winning performance.

Carl Hester, from Newent in Gloucestershire, also claimed a bronze medal in the team dressage.


In the pool, Plymouth's Tom Daley secured gold in the men’s synchronised 10 metres platform alongside Matty Lee.

Daley, who is 27, won gold at the fourth time of asking, having represented Team GB at Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro.

Tom Daley finally managed to win gold and knitted himself a sleeve to keep his medal safe Credit: Tom Daley (Instagram)


There was more success in the pool when Tom Dean secured a medal on Tuesday 27 July.

The Bath student was ravaged by Covid just a few months ago and left unable to walk up stairs without wheezing, but he won the final of the men's 200m freestyle.

The 21-year-old then won his second gold medal of the games in the men’s 200m freestyle relay along with Matthew Richards and James Guy – all of whom train at the University of Bath.


Dorset's Emma Wilson claimed Team GB's first sailing medal with a bronze medal in the windsurfing at Enoshima Bay.

The Weymouth and Portland Nation Sailing Academy also is celebrating a haul of medals after its sailors won two golds and a silver on August 3.

Stuart Bithell and Dylan Fletcher, who both live on Portland, triumphed in the men's 49er by just a few centimetres.

Stuart Bithell and Dylan Fletcher triumphed in the sailing, winning gold medals on the water Credit: PA

Meanwhile Giles Scott successfully defended his finn title and John Gimson and Anna Burnet won silver in the mixed Nacra 17 class.


In gymnastics, the team of Alice Kinsella, Amelie Morgan and 16-year-old twins Jennifer and Jessica Gadirova impressed throughout and moved above Italy to win bronze in the final rotation.

Amelie Morgan trains at a gym in Portishead, with her and her mum leaving her twin brother and dad at home so she could train at the Academy of Gymnastics in North Somerset.

The teenager was met with cheers and celebrations as she made an emotional return to the UK.

Teenager Amelie Morgan won bronze in gymnastics Credit: PA


In rowing, Jacob Dawson from Plymouth and Tom George from Cheltenham have also collected bronze medals for their performance in the men’s eight.


Elsewhere, a former Devon student also secured her place in the history books - securing the first ever Olympic gold for Bermuda.

Triathlete Flora Duffy has British parents and was born and raised on the Atlantic Island of Bermuda. She spent her formative years at Mount Kelly School, in Tavistock.