A HOMECOMING party is being planned for Wrexham-born Olympic medallist Laura Deas.

The winter athlete secured bronze medal in a dramatic finish to the skeleton event in Pyeongchang and her success was toasted in Llanfynydd where she grew up.

Now tentative plans are afoot to stage an event to celebrate the achievement of the medal-wining athlete, who attended the former village primary school and Howell's School in Denbigh.

Her father, Ewan, revealed: "The people in Llanfynydd want to hold some kind of party when Laura comes home to us, there is even the suggestion of an open top bus going around the village and painting the post box bronze."

While most of the Deas family have headed home, Ewan stayed on for a few days in Korea after Sunday's medals ceremony. He says he has been overwhelmed by the reaction to her daughter's success.

While Laura was claiming bronze, team mate Lizzie Yarnold retained the gold she won in Socha four years ago.

It was the first time Britain had seen two separate medallists in the same event and the tension was huge when Deas moved into the medal berths with her final run, but had to wait for Austrian Janine Flock to come down two hundredths of a second slower.

"We were right at the front and we didn't know she was going to be in for a medal until the end and we went bonkers when it dawned on us," added Ewan.

"It has just about sunk in and her achievement is tremendous and has caught the nation's imagination. We've had so many messages and congratulations on social media."

Her father added: "Most of the family were in a hotel in Seoul, which is quite far from here, so they had to leave quite sharpish, so there wasn't time for a family celebration.

"But after the medals ceremony we were all invited back for a Team GB's lunch and we had some champagne and, of course, everyone wanted to get selfies with Laura and the medal."

Laura, 29, has stayed on in the Team GB camp so she can watch the closing ceremony and life will be hectic when she returns home as there is a house move to complete in Wiltshire and the small matter of her June marriage to her fiance, Richard, to plan.

Mother Susan, who now lives in Cheshire, said: "Laura has worked so hard for this and it has been blood, sweat and a lot of tears. She's had a lot of knocks, but she doesn't put that stuff out there. I couldn't be prouder of her."

Skeleton training resumes in Bath in the summer and the bronze medallist will have the World Cup circuit, which starts in November, in her sights.

But further ahead, Ewan says his daughter may still want to compete in the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022.

"That's possible, but she might want to settle down and have a family too. But she's ready to rest for a few weeks."

Laura said: "I feel motivated to carry on, but I am going to have a break and then my plan is to get back in training and start again."