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County council praises Hertfordshire Olympic medallists
Olympic medallists from Hertfordshire, including Watford-born boxing gold medallist Anthony Joshua, have received a letter for congratulations from the county council.
The letters have been sent from, Jane Pitman, the chairman of Hertfordshire County Council to 10 athletes and are coloured to match the medal they won.
Among the other recipients were double gold winning track cyclist Laura Trott, 20, from Cheshunt, gold and silver winning cyclist Victoria Pendelton, 31, from Stotfold and 19-year-old double bronze medal winning gymnast Max Whitlock from Hemel Hempstead.
The letter read: “The On behalf of Hertfordshire County Council and the Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners Partnership, I would like to congratulate you on the magnificent achievement of winning your Olympic ‘gold/silver/bronze’ medal. It is something very few people ever achieve and you must be really proud after all your hard work in becoming a ‘gold/silver/bronze’ medal winning member of Team GB
“Hertfordshire is proud to have been a host County for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and we are extremely proud of our residents such as you, who have taken this once in a lifetime opportunity and proved they are amongst the best in the world by achieving so much.”
The Hertfordshire Olympians were also invited to take part in legacy events in the county to inspire other youngsters to participate in sport.