Heroes welcome for Olympians and Paralympians in Trafalgar Square

Some of Britain’s top Olympic and Paralympic stars had a well-deserved celebration in Trafalgar Square yesterday.

The teams, which between them won 214 medals, came from Manchester where they had a victory parade on Monday.

After entertaining the 6,000-strong crowd at the “Heroes Return” event, medallists then headed off to Buckingham Palace for a reception.


Swimmer Adam Peaty told the BBC that seeing thousands of spectators in Trafalgar Square meant “so much”.

And gymnast Max Whitlock, who won two golds, performed an acrobatics routine for the crowd.

(Pic: BBC)

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