Tokyo Olympics: GB’s final Olympians welcomed home

Watch as Team GB athletes return home after competing at Tokyo 2020

The Queen has congratulated Team GB as the final Olympians returned home from Tokyo 2020.

History-makers Jason and Laura Kenny were on the flight into Heathrow Airport today, alongside six other gold medallists. Also on board were nine silver and three bronze medallists.

“The skill, determination and hard work shown by the athletes and their support teams throughout the unique and challenging circumstances of the last year has been an inspiration to us all,” said the Queen.

Team GB finished fourth in the medal table, with 65 medals overall equalling the tally from London 2012.

Jason and Laura Kenny on flight home
Jason Kenny became the first Briton to win seven gold medals, while wife Laura became the most successful female cyclist in history as she took her tally of gold medals to five.
Joe Choong with a British Airways staff member
Team GB’s Joe Choong won Britain’s first-ever gold in the men’s modern pentathlon.
Boxers share drink on flight home from Tokyo 2020.
Personalised champagne! Team GB boxers won a total of six medals at Tokyo 2020.

It was a successful Games for Great Britain, who claimed 22 golds, 21 silvers and 22 bronze medals, finishing fourth in the medal table and equalling the 65 won in London 2012.

Tokyo 2020 is now Britain’s second-most successful overseas Olympics after Rio 2016.

Boxer Frazer Clarke at Heathrow Airport
Boxer Frazer Clarke won bronze in the men’s super-heavyweight event.
Boxer Galal Yafai celebrates with brother at Heathrow Airport
Team GB athletes were greeted by friends and family at Heathrow Airport this afternoon.
Boxer Galal Yafai is congratulated at Heathrow Airport.
Galal Yafai won gold with victory over Carlo Paalam in the men’s flyweight boxing.

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