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Gloucestershire rower Peter Reed to be honoured in home-town

Olympic rowing champion Peter Reed won gold at the London 2012 Games Credit: Barry Coombs/PA Wire

The Olympic rowing champion Peter Reed, who won gold at the London 2012 Games, will be honoured in his home-town in Gloucestershire on the 15th of September.

Reed raced in the crew of the men's coxless four event, successfully retaining the title he first won in Beijing four years ago.

A civic reception in Stroud and an open-top bus tour through Nailsworth, where he grew up, is being planned to celebrate his the 31-year-old's success.



Gloucestershire's Olympic rower Pete Reed engaged

Pete Reed from Nailsworth now has something else to celebrate other than his gold medal Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

Rower Pete Reed, who's from Nailsworth in Gloucestershire, has told Absolute Radio that he got engaged last night, just days after celebrating an Olympic gold medal in the men's four rowing event.

The Olympic champion, who also won gold in Beijing in 2008 has already confirmed his desire to compete for a third title at Rio 2016.

Samantha wins silver

Samantha Murray crosses the finish line to win the silver medal in the women's modern pentathlon Credit: AP Photo/David Goldman

Team Bath athlete Samantha Murray is celebrating winning Team GB's last medal of the London 2012 Olympics. She took silver in the modern pentathlon last night. Murray, who is studying French and Politics at the University of Bath, said it was a complete dream to have the home crowd screaming for her

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