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Cornish Olympic Heroes Honoured in Parade
10:48am 10th September 2012
Cornwall's Olympic and Paralympic heroes prepare to parade through London.
They are among seven hundred athletes riding floats through the capital this afternoon.
Up to a million people are expected to turn out to watch Penzance's Helen Glover, Plymouth's Tom Daley and Restronguet's Ben Ainslie.
The Cornish sailor reckons he has had a lot of support from his hometown. Ben said: "It does help when you see that people genuinely want you to do well and they're proud of you, especially down in Falmouth where I grew up and learnt to sail. Catching up with a lot of old friends and the support down there was amazing."
Penzance rower Helen Glover won Team GB's first gold of the games in the women's pairs. She said: "We've been clinging onto the games, like when the Closing Ceremony happened we didn't want it to end, so we kept saying 'oh well, it's still the games because the Paralympics are happening', but I think today's the last day we can say it's still the games because it's the closing, final thing for us, it's the parade."
Plymouth diver and bronze medallist Tom Daley is sorry to see the Games end. He said: "The parade is about giving back to the people that are there to support, the people that have loved the Olympic Games, the sporting fans and things like that. We're able to go round and try and see every one of those and try and get one last kick out of the Olympic buzz, really."
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