21/09/2016 12:00 AM


Rio Heroes Homecoming Parade

A host of athletes have already added their names to the list of attendees set to take part in a very special ‘Rio Heroes’ homecoming parade in Leeds celebrating the achievements of Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

The event will be held on Wednesday 28 September from late afternoon and the people of Yorkshire will be able to line the streets of the city centre and welcome back their stars as part of the parade organised in partnership with Welcome to Yorkshire. Those already set to attend include:

• Rowers Andy Triggs Hodge and Paul Bennett who both claimed gold;
• World, European and Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft MBE who won gold in the Rio T34 100m final;
• Diver and gold medallist, Jack Laugher;
• Triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee who earned gold and silver medals respectively;
• Vicky Holland who won bronze in the triathlon;
• Rowing Silver medallist, Zoe Lee;
• Swimmer, Jonathan Booth;
• Cycling Pilot gold medallist, Adam Duggleby.

To see the route that the parade will take please visit this page http://news.leeds.gov.uk/route-revealed-for-yorkshire-rio-heroes-homecoming-parade/

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