OLYMPIANS this year have put Berkshire on the map with one town winning so many medals it could appear on the Olympic medal table.

Our local athletes have done incredibly well at the Tokyo games with the likes of Maidenhead's Tom Dean becoming the first British male swimmer in 113 years to win two golds.

Berkshire is definitely on the map so we felt it was only right to present to you our amazing Olympic medallists thus far.

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Mallory Franklin

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Windsor resident Franklin is the latest Olympian to bag a medal at the games.

The canoest has also become the only second British woman to win a medal in the Olympics canoe slalom by taking silver in the C1 class.

She had had qualified fastest from the heats but a mistake on an upstream gate during her semi-finals saw her through to the final in sixth.

Franklin told the BBC: “I’ve had a bit of a struggle in my finals this year so to be able to put down a run of that quality is amazing for me.

“It’s amazing to have the medal and I think that can mean so much to people and I hope people see C1 women now as an event that is really high class, there was some amazing paddling.”

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Tom Dean

Royal Borough Observer:

Maidenhead's Tom Dean also made history becoming the first British male swimmer in 113 years to win two gold medals at a single Olympic games after he and his teammates triumphed in the 4x200m freestyle relay in Tokyo.

The 21-year-old, along with James Guy, 25, Matthew Richards, 18, and Duncan Scott, 24, clocked a time of six minutes and 58.58 seconds – 0.03 seconds off a world record time.

It came after Dean, who suffered a second bout of coronavirus six months ago, won the men’s 200m freestyle 24 hours earlier, beating teammate Scott by 0.04 seconds.

Jack Beaumont

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The Maidenhead rower managed to bag a silver with his men's quadruple sculls team lifting the gloom for British rowing.

He said: “We’re hugely proud. We’ve worked so hard. We’ve been part of a rowing team that’s had huge success, a huge tradition of British rowing."

Amelie Morgan

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18-year-old Amelie Morgan from Slough made up the 'awesome foursome' quartet for the women's British gymnastics team.

She helped the team secure bronze which left her 'absolutely speechless'.

Ms Morgan said: “I had to pinch myself to check that it was real, we were absolutely speechless, I didn’t know what to think, I was over the moon.”