Finchingfield's Bethany Shriever has returned home after her gold medal winning performance at Toyko 2020.

The 22-year-old was greeted by friends and family at Heathrow Airport on Sunday after her win in the first ever BMX event.

Bethany was joined by teammate Kye Whyte who delivered Team GB's first ever medal in the event, winning a silver at the Ariake Urban Sports Park.

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The pair posed with their medals at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5, with Shriever receiving a bunch of flowers, a kiss and embrace from boyfriend Brynley Savage

Whyte, who was also greeted by family and friends, showed off his silver medal alongside proud parents Nigel and Tracey.

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Speaking after her win, Bethany's mum Kate said the family were "screaming at the TV" while watching the race at home.

Kate added: "It was quite tight but it’s just amazing that she’s done it. We’re all over the moon. She’s just such a lovely, caring and determined person. She’s had so many injuries – it’s quite a dangerous sport – so she really deserves this.

“We knew she was relaxed and happy. She seemed really in tune with riding and she loved the track. But with BMX it’s anyone’s game, and anything can happen.

“It’s been a very long night. We were all up at 2am for the semi-final, and then the rain delay happened, but we’re just so really proud of Beth and very happy for her.”