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London 2012 Olympic medal winners ~ Surrey athletes

PUBLISHED: 12:43 16 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:44 20 February 2013

London 2012 Olympic medal winners ~ Surrey athletes

London 2012 Olympic medal winners ~ Surrey athletes

A number of Team GB athletes celebrating Olympic success - gold, silver and bronze - have Surrey connections, whether born or based in our county. A few of our London 2012 heroes are mentioned here...

A number of Team GB athletes celebrating Olympic success - gold, silver and bronze - have Surrey connections, whether born or based in our county. A few of our London 2012 heroes are mentioned here...


  • Supporters at Molesey Boat Club roared on fellow members Andrew Triggs Hodge and Tom James as they secured Great Britain's fourth successive Olympics victory in the coxless fours.

  • Britain's men's eight, which included the clubs trio Greg Searle, Moe Sbihi and James Foad, won a bronze.

  • Guildfords George Nash got another bronze in the men's pairs rowing.

  • Defending Olympic champions Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson, from Chertsey, took silver in the Star class sailing at Weymouth.

  • A Wimbledon post box has been painted gold in honour of rower Sophie Hosking's Olympic win.

  • Camberley Judo Club's Karina Bryant took bronze in the +78kg category.

  • Oxshott resident Andy Murray made up for Wimbledon heartbreak with Olympics victory against his nemesis Roger Federer.

  • Part of Team GBs all conquering track cycling squad, Sutton-based Joanna Rowsell, set a new world record with Laura Trott and Dani King in the women's team pursuit final a golden post box now sits in Ewell Road, Cheam village, not far from Nonsuch High School for Girls where Joanna was discovered by cycling scouts.

  • Ed McKeever, who studied at Kingston University, stormed to victory in the 200m kayak sprint on the last full day of Olympic competition.

  • Britain picked up another medal as the two-man crew of Liam Heath, from Guildford, and Jon Schofield took a kayaking sprint bronze.

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