Golden trolley for gold medalist
Asda Uttoexter celebrates grandson's gold with olympic nan
By Clair Hufton
A local supermarket in Uttoxeter has been given a golden makeover this morning to celebrate the gold medal won by the town’s very own, Adam Peaty.
The Asda store, located at Carter Street, is inviting local shoppers to celebrate Peaty’s success with a commemorative golden shopping trolley for the city’s Golden boy.
The 21 year old athlete from Staffordshire became the first British Olympic Champion in swimming since Adrian Moorhouse is 1988 and broke the world record not once, but twice en-route to the podium.
Peaty’s grandmother, dubbed as the Olympic nan, has taken to social media to show her pride after her grandson added a silver medal to the gold he won in the Men’s 100m breastroke.
Team GB has soared up the medal tables over the previous 20 years, having won just one in Atlanta in 1996. Staffordshire has played its part in this year’s success with Peaty and Joe Clarke winning Team GB’s first and second gold medal respectively.
Steve Biggs, general store manager at Asda Uttoxeter said: “The city of Uttoxeter is still on cloud nine after Adam’s win and we wanted the city to come together and celebrate his outstanding success.
“We wanted to recognise Adam after his brilliant performance and to let him know that we are all so proud of him; he is really is inspiring a young generation.
“Golden athletes from the London Olympics were recognised through golden post-boxes, so we thought we would bestow a similar honour upon Adam.
“We’d love for Adam and his Olympic nan, Mavis, to come into the store upon his return from Rio to see they have the support of Staffordshire and of course sample the golden trolley for themselves.”
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