Prince William and Duchess Catherine pay tribute to Team GB
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have paid tribute to Team GB following the Tokyo Olympics.
The 2020 Olympic Games – which had been delayed by one year due to COVID-19 – ended on Sunday (08.08.21) and, following the closing ceremony, Prince William and Duchess Catherine shared a post on Instagram, praising the “strength, passion and determination” of Britain’s Olympians.
They wrote: “What an amazing #Tokyo2020 Olympic Games, @TeamGB – you’ve all shown such strength, passion and determination in challenging circumstances and have done the nation incredibly proud.”
William and Catherine, both 39, also praised the charity SportsAid – which the Duchess became a patron of in 2013 – as it supports over 1,000 athletes each year with contributions towards training and competition costs.
They said: “It’s fantastic to see so many athletes participating and standing on the podium that have received support from @teamsportsaid at some stage of their careers, with 242 of the 398 Team GB athletes previously being supported by the charity.
“SportsAid plays a vital role in helping young athletes overcome the financial obstacles they face in their bid to become the next generation of Olympians, Paralympians and world champions.”
William and Catherine shared a number of pictures of Britain’s Olympians and medal winners, including divers Tom Daley and Matty Lee and BMX riders Bethany Shriever and Kye Whyte.
Team GB won 65 medals in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics; 22 gold, 21 silver and 22 bronze.
This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.