Medal Map Shows Team GB Home Towns

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By M@ Last edited 69 months ago
Medal Map Shows Team GB Home Towns

Ordnance Survey has put together a map showing the birthplaces or homes of all the Team GB medal winners (click image to visit the navigable version).

While many of the medals have been won by Northerners and Midlanders, the map shows that London has also begot its own wealth of precious metallers. The capital's golden stars include 10,000 metre hero Mo Farah, who grew up in Feltham and runs for Newham and Essex Beagles, and Pete Reid from the men's coxless four, based out near Chiswick.

Dressage winner Charlotte Dujardin and equestrian jumper Ben Maher are both pinpointed to the extreme north of London in Enfield. Neither lives there, now, however.

The map also indicates six silver connections to the capital and six bronze.

Last Updated 08 August 2012

Joe McNally

For some reason, the Northern Irish rowing medallists Alan Campbell and the Chambers brothers are listed under Richmond and Maidenhead, respectively...

Matt

To be fair, they can't really give out their home addresses, can they?  Vague is fine.

Stay Wimi

2 golds and two 2 silvers from our neck of the woods in Enfield! We've been supporting the home team and the daily events with our clips http://bit.ly/olmVd