Stars added to Olympic/Paralympic celebration



Double Olympic gold medallist Helen Glover, Paralympic champions Jeanette Chippington and Katie-George Dunlevy, and wheelchair basketballer Clare Griffiths will greet the crowd at the Olympic and Paralympic celebration on Sunday.

It was a summer to remember for Helen Glover, who not only successfully defended her 2,000m rowing title with partner Heather Stanning, but also married TV star Steve Backshall.

Jeanette Chippington is a something of a Paralympic Games legend, having won gold in the women's K–1 200m KL1 canoeing competition at her sixth Games – incredibly adding to her 12 swimming medals after switching sports.

High Wycombe-born wheelchair basketball star Clare Griffiths competed in her fifth Games in Rio, with Paralympic GB producing its best ever performance by reaching the semi-final where they were knocked out by Team USA.

Paralympic cyclist Katie-George Dunlevy, who won gold and silver medals for Ireland at Rio 2016, will also be presented to the crowd in Higginson Park on Sunday.

The quartet will join Olympic great Katherine Grainger, shooter and former Young Sports Personality of the Year Amber Hill and 2012 Paralympic champion Naomi Riches, who completed a world-record 165 mile row of the River Thames last week.

The athletes will be presented to the crowd in Higginson Park by Marlow FM in front of Court Garden House at 2pm on Sunday before residents have the chance to meet and take photos with their Olympic and Paralympic heroes.

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*Wycombe District Council cannot guarantee athlete availability on the day.