Olympic Medallists Return

Crowds turn out in force to welcome home the Belfast boxers and Coleraine rowers who triumphed at London 2012

After the highs of London 2012, it was back to earth with a cheer and a collective pat on the back for Northern Ireland's homegrown Olympic medallists.

Belfast boxers Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlon – who both came away from London with bronze medals, in the light-flyweight and flyweight divisions respectively – enjoyed the sunshine, and the company of Deputy Lord Mayor, Tierna Cunningham, during their open-topped bus tour of the city.

Coleraine rowers Richard and Peter Chambers – who took silver in the lightweight fours – and bronze medal-winning Alan Campbell (single sculls) braved the rain back home to sign autographs and talk to the press following their remarkable collective success at the Eton Dorney course.