Crowds welcome Yorkshire's heroes
3:36pm 16th August 2012
(Updated 3:36pm 16th August 2012)
Thousands have gathered to welcome some of Yorkshire's Olympians back from the Games.
Many of the region's medallists were among those greeted by crowds at Millennium Square in Leeds on Monday 13 August.
White Rose athletes picked up 12 medals at the Games, including 7 golds, enough to have put Yorkshire 12th in the overall medal table, had it been an independent country.
Among the stars present were Bramhope brothers Alistair and Johnny Brownlee, who picked up gold and bronze in the Men's Triathlon.
Alistair said: "The whole week has been absolutely incredible. I've done so much that I never dreamt I'd do and I'm so, so tired.
"I'm on the crest of a wave and I think I'm going to come off it in the next couple of days."
Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead meets some of her fans
Otley's Lizzie Armitstead was Team GB's first medal winner, taking silver in the the cycling road race on the first Sunday.
She said: "I'm just a cyclist and that's all I've been thinking about for the last four years and to come here and see all these people is something I'd not thought about, it's so unexpected."
Thousands turned up to show their support, many of them waving the Union flag.
Jane Haigh's sons were among those who got the chance to meet the medal-winning Brownlee brothers: "It's so inspiring for youngsters today to have these athletes as role models.
"They behave so well and their dedication and the spirit that they've got is just infectious.
"It's a message we need to get out to young people."
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