Capital's Tribute To Yorkshire Gold Medalists
13 August 2012, 08:22
Capital has paid tribute to Yorkshire's Gold medal winners
The county's celebrating winning a massive 12 medals-more than many nations.
If we were an independant country, Yorkshire would be 12th in the medal table ahead of countries like Spain, South Africa and Brazil.
Here's Capital's tribute to all our GOLD medalists, Alistair Brownlee, Jess Ennis, Ed Clancy, Katherine Copeland, Andy Triggs Hodge, Luke Campbell and Nicola Adams
Silver medals came from Otley cyclist Lizzie Armitstead, who won the first British medal of the Olympics, and Nicola Wilson, from Morton-on-Swale, near Northallerton, who helped the Team GB eventing team to second place.
Cyclist Ed Clancy also won a bronze medal, along with York rower Tom Ransley and Leeds triathlete Jonathan Brownlee.
The final tally places Yorkshire just behind international sporting powerhouse Australia and Japan, which also finished London 2012 with seven golds but won more medals in total.
The county, which has a population of six million, finished higher up the table than countries such as Jamaica, Spain, Brazil and South Africa.
Gary Verity, chair of Yorkshire Gold and chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:
"The success of Team Yorkshire at the London 2012 Games has been phenomenal.
"Yorkshire is a great sporting county. Our athletes, with their hard work and determination, combined with outstanding facilities and the perfect landscape for a life outdoors, has produced this amazing amount of medals.
"We hope to welcome more tourists to Yorkshire to come and see our beautiful hills and dales that have been the training grounds for the Brownlee brothers.''
The Welcome To Yorkshire Olympic Heroes Map can be found at www.yorkshire.com.