City holds celebration for Daley

24 August 2012 / 17:09

A homecoming celebration for Olympic medallist Tom Daley will take place next month.

The city of Plymouth will recognise the achievements of Daley, 18, who won bronze in the 10-metre individual men's platform diving, and other local athletes, including gold medal-winning swimmer Ruta Meilutyte, on September 19.

The celebration, which includes an open top bus parade and city centre event, will take place in the early evening.

Plymouth City Council said more details would be released later.

On August 11, hundreds of supporters turned out to watch Daley in his final appearance at the London 2012 Games on the BBC's Big Screen in Plymouth city centre.

Earlier in the competition, Meilutyte, 15, who moved to Britain three years ago, won Lithuania's first ever Olympic gold in the pool.

Both Meilutyte and Daley study at Plymouth College.