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Surprise Party For Former Swansea Olympic Gymnast

 Glyn Hopkins of HC-One’s St Martin’s Court care home, in Morriston, was overwhelmed when Colleagues through him a surprise Olympic party to celebrate his time competing for his country.

At the age of 4, Glyn attended the old Swansea Boys Gymnastics Club. And after 14 years of hard practise, at the age of 18, Glyn was champion gymnast and went on to compete in the 1948 London Olympics, finishing in an impressive third place.

During the event at St Martin’s, Colleagues, including Emma Copp, held an afternoon tea and decorated the dining area with Olympic flags and photos of Glyn taking part in the Olympics for all to enjoy and admire.

Wellbeing Coordinator, Angela Croft, put together a booklet containing newspaper cuttings, photos and a story, in Glyn’s own words, about the Olympics, for him to keep.

Angela said, “Glyn was very overwhelmed by the event as it was set up as a surprise. He was extremely grateful. A special day for a special man.”