OLYMPIC gold medallist Tom James revisited The King’s School in Chester to show his gold medal and talk to pupils about life as a rower.
Tom spent the day meeting pupils and staff at the junior school, senior school and sixth form, allowing all the students to see and hold his famous gold medal.
Headmaster Chris Ramsey said: “We were absolutely thrilled and proud to welcome Tom back to King’s and the pupils were delighted to be able to see and hold his gold medal and ask lots of questions about Tom’s rowing career and experience of the Olympics and winning a gold medal.”
Tom had lunch with the senior rowing squad and coaching staff, some of whom have ambitions to follow in Tom’s footsteps to GB and Olympic success.
Tom also returned to the King’s Boathouse on the river Dee with the under 14 rowing students, which brought back memories for him as this was the age he started to row at the school.