A CIVIC reception is to be held in honour of Olympic medallist Laura Deas who has now returned home.

Wrexham-born Laura, who grew up and went to school in Llanfynydd, Flintshire, won bronze in the skeleton event at the Winter Olympics, and was among Britain's athletes that landed at Heathrow Airport following a record-breaking trip to South Korea.

It has been confirmed by Flintshire Council that she will shortly be receiving an invitation to a special reception in honour of her achievement.

In a joint statement Flintshire Council cabinet member Cllr Ian Roberts and Chairman Cllr Brian Lloyd said: "Flintshire County Council is proud of the achievements of all our local athletes and we congratulate Laura Deas on her Olympic bronze medal – a fantastic achievement as one of our five GB medal winners.

"We will be extending an invitation to Laura Deas to a special civic event in the near future. We will give more details later."

The five medals Britain won in Pyeongchang - gold for Lizzy Yarnold and bronzes for Laura Deas, Dom Parsons, Izzy Atkin and Billy Morgan - was one more than the country has previously managed since the inaugural Games back in 1924.

Sir Hugh Robertson, chairman of the British Olympic Association said: "We had some pretty serious ambitions before these Games. We were confident the team we were sending out was the best prepared team that have left these shores for a Winter Games.

"And I think as a nation we always saw this as part of a continuum where we had performed extraordinarily well in three successive summer Olympics, in Beijing, in London and then in Rio.

"And actually winter sport was one of the great improving stories in this country so we were very ambitious about what we were trying to do.

"The results of that, I am delighted to say, 16 days later thanks to the efforts of Lizzy (Yarnold) and others is that we have come home after our most successful ever Winter Games and that is a fantastic result."