PARALYMPICS: Our rowers' moment to shine on victory parade

Oxford Mail columnist Caroline O’Connor, who coxed the women’s eights, is pictured on top, with Helen Glover, Women’s Pair gold medallist, centre left. They were supported by brothers Peter and Richard Chambers, wearing sunglasses, who won silver in

Wallingford rower Zac Purchase turns the spotlight on the crowd during yesterday’s parade of Team GB’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes in London. Purchase claimed an Olympic silver medal in the men’s lightweight double sculls last month

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As the parade celebrating Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic sporting heroes snaked its way through the city of London yesterday, some of Oxfordshire’s elite athletes limbered up to create a human pyramid on one of the tour buses.

Oxford Mail columnist Caroline O’Connor, who coxed the women’s eights, is pictured on top, with Helen Glover, Women’s Pair gold medallist, centre left.

They were supported by brothers Peter and Richard Chambers, wearing sunglasses, who won silver in the men’s lightweight four.

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