A total of 24 medals, including 11 gold medals, have been won by British athletes during a unique summer of Olympic and Paralympic action in the Royal Parks. The roar of the crowd on The Mall said it all as David Weir and then Shelly Woods crossed the finish line to win Gold and Silver in the T54 Men's and Women's Marathon competitions today.
The Royal Parks Chief Executive Linda Lennon CBE said:
"What a great way to round off a remarkable summer of Olympic and Paralympic sporting action in the Royal Parks. The Mall in St James's Park looked picture perfect as first David Weir and then Shelly Woods crossed the line to bring home two final medals for the ParalympicsGB team.
"The Royal Parks is very proud to have hosted a wide variety of Olympic and Paralympic events and to have witnessed such success for the whole British team. It has been wonderful to see enthusiastic support from the many thousands of spectators who have attended every London 2012 event in the parks and who were certainly out in force on The Mall and around St James's Park today" she said.
Linda added, "It is now our priority to make sure all the Royal Parks are returned to their pre-Games condition. Work has already started to remove the temporary venues and our team of expert Park Managers will oversee the reinstatement work."