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Duchess Catherine presents GB gold medal at Paralympics
Sep 3, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Duchess Catherine and Aled Davies
Britain's Duchess Catherine presented a gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympics yesterday (02.09.12).
The 30-year-old royal gave the prize to Welshman Aled Davies - who wears a brace on his right leg after being born with a condition meaning it is missing ligaments, muscle and bones - at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, East London, after he triumphed in the F42 category of the discuss event.
The 21-year-old sportsman - who had already won a bronze in the shot at the Games - threw a European record 46.14m to win the discus competition and later took to his twitter account to post a picture of him and the Duchess of Cambridge.
In a message accompanying the image, he wrote: 'Was lovely to meet the duchess! Was an honour! Such a lovely person! Crazy to think I'm a Paralympic champion! (sic)'
Catherine - who has been a regular visitor to the London Olympics and Paralympics - later remained in the stadium to see Paralympics GB wheelchair racing star David Weir win in the 5,000m.
Earlier in the day, the duchess was joined by Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and Prince William's eight-year-old cousin Lady Louise Windsor to witness GB's mixed coxed four to win rowing gold at Eton Dorney near the village of Dorney, Buckinghamshire.
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