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New Year Honours: Cyclist Mark Colbourne receives MBE

Sporting heroes in Wales have been recognised in the New Year Honours list.

They include cyclist Mark Colbourne, from Tredegar, who is awarded an MBE.

The 43-year-old won Wales' first gold of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

Colbourne broke his back in 2009 when he was forced into an emergency landing on Rhossili beach, Gower, after his paragliding wing collapsed.

  • 29 Dec 2012
  • From the section Wales