Homecoming parades for medallists
Jade Jones is having a homecoming parade on Saturday
Several British Olympic champions and medallists will be honoured with homecoming parades and civic receptions today.
Jade Jones, 19, from Flint in North Wales, was Team GB's youngest gold medallist of the 2012 Games with her taekwondo victory.
Thousands are expected to turn out to see the teenage champion as she makes a balcony appearance at Flint Town Hall, before an open-top bus tour of the town.
Jones will first attend a private civic reception in the Council Chamber at 5.45pm, then wave to fans from the balcony at 6.45pm, with the bus parade starting at 7pm.
The route will take in Church Street, Halkyn Street, Old London Road, Windsor Drive, Chapel Street, Prince of Wales Avenue, Woodfield Avenue, Albert Avenue and Chester Road. It will finish at the Life Boat Station car park at around 7.50pm, where there will be music by the Holywell Band followed by fireworks.
Elsewhere, rowers from Surrey's Leander Club will be celebrated in Henley-on-Thames.
A total of 12 athletes from the club won medals, including golds for two crews and silvers and bronzes for two more.
Ten of them will attend the celebrations: Alex Gregory, who won a gold medal in the men's four; Anna Watkins, who won gold in the women's double sculls; Chris Bartley and Richard Chambers, who won silvers in the lightweight men's four; Mark Hunter, who picked up a silver medal in the lightweight men's double sculls; Alex Partridge, Rick Egington, Matt Langridge and Phelan Hill, who claimed bronze in the men's eight; and Will Satch, who won a bronze medal in the men's pair.
Three other medallists from different clubs - Tom James (Molesey Boat Club), who won a gold in the men's four, Tom Ransley (York City Rowing Club) and Greg Searle (Molesey Boat Club), who won bronze medals in the men's eight - will also attend.
Thousands are likely to cheer from the banks of the Thames as the oarsmen and women perform a row-past from 10.45am upstream to the River and Rowing Museum, before returning to the Leander Club. At 11.50am there will be an open-top bus parade through Henley and at 12.45pm the Olympians will attend a civic reception at Henley Town Hall.
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