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Penzance Parties for Golden Wonder Glover

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2:49pm 2nd August 2012
(Updated 2:49pm 2nd August 2012)

Cornwall has started working out how to welcome home our Olympic hero Helen Glover.

It is after the Penzance rower broke Team GB's gold medal drought by winning the women's pairs.

The PE teacher said she can not wait to show her pupils what she has won: "Yes definitely. I'm going to go back and show them this gold medal. We're really excited to watch the rest of Team GB and especially Team GB rowers because they've been really supportive of us. So we're going to cheer everyone on and probably have a good party afterwards."

The star was grinning as she crossed the finish line, well ahead of rival teams. But she said: "People are telling me this but I don't remember that happening. Steve Redgrave was telling me off for it. But I'm thinking maybe it was a grimace because of the pain unless it was a subconscious thing being out in front of a home crowd."

You can hear an interview with Helen and partner Heather Stanning here...stamps

 
There are already calls for Penzance to lay on its own party to welcome home its first ever Olympic gold medallist.

Apostbox on Marine Parade in the town has been turned gold to celebrate and special stamps featuring Helen and partner Heather Stanning will be on sale from Market Jew Street post office on Thursday morning.

Andrew Hammond from Royal Mail said they have been working through the night to get them ready: "As soon as we get the win we start getting images through. The real trick is we're picking live action shots from the actual race or just after. This one here is the two ladies waving to the crowd at the end of their winning race.

"Once we've printed between 4am and 6am we have a fleet of 95 vehicles to distribute to 500 post offices around the country and make sure we've got stocks to honour our online sales as well."postbox

Wadebridge's Annie Vernon has missed out on a medal in the women's eight. She came fifth in the final earlier. Restronguet sailor Ben Ainslie is taking to the water, for his seventh and eighth races.

2:49pm 2nd August 2012

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