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Penzance rower Helen Glover thanks London crowds

By CMJacqui  |  Posted: September 11, 2012

  • Rower Helen Glover with bronze medallist Tom Daley.

  • Helen thanked the crowds watching the procession.

  • Helen swaps her gold medal for a policeman's helmet.

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PENZANCE'S first Olympic gold medallist Helen Glover thanked more than one million people who lined the streets of London yesterday for their "incredible" support.

The former Humphry Davy School pupil was pictured on the front of several national newspapers today after joining Britain's Olympians and Paralympians on a two-mile procession through the capital to mark the end of the 2012 Games.

The 26-year-old rower, who was the first Team GB athlete to claim victory in this year's Olympics with partner Heather Stanning in the women's pairs, posted several pictures of the event on Twitter.

In one, she posed with Plymouth diver Tom Daley, while in another she swapped the gold medal hanging around her neck for a police officer's helmet.

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Afterwards, she wrote: "What a day! So sad it's over! cant thank everyone enough. Your support was incredible, you made my games, thank you."

The procession was held a day after the Paralympics Closing Ceremony, which brought to an end a glorious summer of sport and national celebration in Britain.

Last month, Helen took part in her own victory parade through the streets of Penzance and Newlyn, organised by Penzance Town Council and Humphry Davy School and supported by The Cornishman.

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