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Replacement bronze medal for Leander rower
Published 08/03/13



SEE our exclusive picture of Alex Partridge with a shiny new London 2012 bronze medal, writes Dan Robinson.

The Leander Club athlete, of Park Road , Henley, had his original medal stolen at a bar in Mayfair last October.

It has still not been found so the British Olympic Association has issued a replica medal.

Partridge, 32, who has one child and one on the way, said: “It’s not the real one but at least it’s something to show the kids.”

He had won the medal as part of the men’s eight crew and had been celebrating after a Buckingham Palace reception when he realised his GB team jacket was missing.

The replacement medal is almost the same as the original but it has “replica” stamped in small letters on the front and is missing the inscription “men’s eight rowing”, although Partridge is hoping to have it engraved in the future.

He said: “I really appreciate what the association has done and it’s massive for me but it’s tinged when you see ‘replica’ on it but I guess it’s unique.

“It will stay in the box and I won’t be taking it anywhere out with me. I’m guarding it with my life.”

Partridge had previously won silver at Beijing 2008 in the coxed eight.

Hockey player Hannah McLeod had her bronze medal stolen on the same night out but that has since been returned.

For the full story, pick up a copy of this week’s Henley Standard.


Published 08/03/13

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