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Homecoming Henley parade for Team GB Olympic rowers

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Image caption The crews ended the open-top bus parade in Market Place, where fans got to meet the victorious squad

Members of the British Olympic rowing team paraded through Henley-on-Thames to celebrate their Rio 2016 success.

Hundreds of fans flocked to the town on the Berkshire and Oxfordshire border to celebrate the three gold and two silver medals won by Team GB crews.

The Heroes Return event was organised by the Leander Club, the home club of many of the team.

The team took part in a row past on the Thames and an open-top bus tour through the town.

Listen again: BBC Radio Berkshire coverage of the Heroes Return

Image caption Partners and children joined the rowers on the open-top bus parade through the town

Gold medallist from the men's coxed eight, Matt Langridge, said: "It was brilliant, especially being in Henley.

"This is the place we all live, this is where we train most of the time. It's great to see so many people and all the support.

"This is our opportunity to let our hair down and thank everyone, the support we received in Rio was incredible."


Team GB Rowing Medal Winners

Image caption Spectators stood on Henley Bridge to see the teams complete a row past between Leander and Mill Meadow
  • Men's Eight (Scott Durant, Paul Bennett, Matt Gotrel, Andrew Triggs-Hodge, Matt Langridge, Tom Ransley, Pete Reed, William Satch and cox Phelan Hill) - Gold
  • Men's Four (Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi, George Nash and Constantine Louloudis) - Gold
  • Women's Pair (Heather Stanning and Helen Glover) - Gold
  • Women's Eight (Katie Greves, Melanie Wilson, Frances Houghton, Polly Swann, Jessica Eddie, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Karen Bennett, Zoe Lee and cox Zoe de Toledo) - Silver
  • Women's Double Sculls (Vicky Thornley, and Katherine Grainger) - Silver

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