CROWDS cheered on double Olympic gold medallist Andrew Triggs Hodge as he completed a charity kayak race on Saturday.

Oxford’s London 2012 Olympic champion – who won his gold medal as part of the coxless fours rowing team – joined Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott, canoe slalom c2 gold medallists, and Ruta Meilutyte, 100m breaststroke gold medallist, at the Ecover Blue Mile kayak race.

The Olympic stars took part in front of crowds of supporters at Plymouth on Saturday for wildlife charity WWF.

Mr Triggs Hodge, pictured, from cowley Road, who has completed a Masters in water science, policy and management at Oxford University , said: “There was a great atmosphere at the Mayflower Steps, with lots of people supporting participants from the sidelines.”

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