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Celebrations planned for Lincolnshire Olympic gold champions

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The county council plans to celebrate the success of the Lincolnshire players in the women’s Olympic hockey team.

Team GB women’s hockey team won Olympic gold after a dramatic penalty shootout win against the Netherlands on Friday.

Lincolnshire athletes Georgie Twigg, Hannah Macleod, Crista Cullen and Shona McCallin were key to the success of the team.

Proud Lincolnshire hockey heroines: Crista Cullen, Georgie Twigg, Shona McCallin and Hannah Macleod. Photo: Team GB

Proud Lincolnshire hockey heroines: Crista Cullen, Georgie Twigg, Shona McCallin and Hannah Macleod. Photo: Team GB

Council leader Martin Hill said: “We’re very proud of the fantastic achievements of the women’s hockey team, who showed great team spirit and a dogged refusal to be beaten.

“We would love to celebrate the four Lincolnshire players with an event where they can share their achievements with the public,” he said.

He will be talking to colleagues in the districts to find a suitable location and to see if all players are available to come back and celebrate at the same time.

Lincolnshire residents were also very happy with the success of the team.

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Lincolnshire showed further Olympic success when gold medallist swimmer, Adam Peaty, praised his Boston-born coach, Mel Marshall.