Olympic Memories: Zac Purchase's record breaking Olympic gold medal

Last updated at 16:21

Some of the country's best athletes have been telling Newsround what it's like to be part of the biggest sporting event in the world, the Olympic Games.

Rower Zac Purchase, along with his team-mate Mark Hunter, had had a great season so were ready and raring for their final race at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

And it was going to be a big race - if they won it would make them the first Brits to ever get gold in their rowing discipline, the lightweight double sculls...

Watch Zac's interview to hear about how he rowed to victory and the special gold-nosed aeroplane he flew back home in!