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CELEBRATIONS:Heptathlete Jessica Ennis shows a cheering crowd her Olympic gold medal during today's (Sept 10) parade through central London, which is celebrating Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Pic: PA

FOLLOWING THE closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games yesterday (September 9) Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic competitors are being honoured in central London to celebrate their achievements.

Team GB captured a total of 185 medals during London 2012 and Fleet Street, St Paul’s, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace are just a few of the destinations where the 750 athletes passed through on 21 floats.

Thousands of spectators flocked to the capital to capture a glimpse of the athletes and cheered wildly, waving UK flags as the parade passed by.

CHAMPION: Olympic Boxing gold medallist Nicola Adams is among the athletes celebrated in London. Pic:PA

Heptathlon gold medallist Jessica Ennis was disappointed that London 2012 has come to a close.

“It’s so sad,” said the Sheffield native. “I was watching the closing ceremony of the Paralympics and it's such a sad feeling when the torch goes out. We've been on such a high as a country. [But] as an athlete there are championships every year.”

Mo Farah, who won golds in the 5,000m and 10,000m, commented: “It’s been brilliant support from everyone. When I go through my local shopping centre in Kingston people are looking, but it’s brilliant I am not complaining at all.”

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