WREXHAM is calling on its three Olympic heroes to go for gold.
Rowers Tom James, Chris Bartley and Vicky Thornley are all carrying the hopes of Wrexham as they take part in the Games.
Messages of support have been flooding in for the athletes.
Vicky and Chris will have the chance of gaining gold medals today when they compete in the finals of their specialist events.
Vicky from Holt will be in the women’s eight team while Wrexham-born Chris, who is from Farndon, is in the lightweight coxless four crew.
Tom from Coedpoeth will be battling it out in the semi-final.
Cllr Hugh Jones, who represents Rossett ward on Wrexham Council, is a friend of Vicky’s family. He said: “This is a very exciting time and I certainly wish her every success.
“There is great pride in this. Obviously Vicky is a first class athlete, who is good at a wide range of sports.”
Cllr Neil Rogers, leader of Wrexham Council, said: “I am sure many, many people are watching the Olympics and hope our local athletes do well.
“It is a huge honour for them to be representing Great Britain. We want them to win and are wishing them all the very best of luck. We are backing them for gold.”
David Griffiths, lead member for health on Wrexham Council, said: “I would like to wish Tom James, Victoria Thornley and Chris Bartley the very best of luck over the next couple of days.
“The whole of Wrexham is right behind them and we are all very proud of what they have accomplished at the Games so far.
“Representing Great Britain in the Olympics is a wonderful achievement and we hope their success will help encourage others to enjoy and take up sport.”
Ian Lucas, MP for Wrexham, said: “I have been following Team GB closely and we secured our first gold in the Games in rowing. I wish our athletes all the best. Good luck to Vicky and Chris today.”
Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths said: “It is great that Wrexham is able to boast Olympic hopefuls. It would be fantastic if they could achieve medal placements and my very best of luck to them.”