Team GB champions collect Gold LEAF rewards

Olympians Max Whitlock and George Nash have been presented with their special edition, gold wrapped all-electric Nissan LEAFs to celebrate their gold medal success at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Britain’s most successful gymnast, Max Whitlock, who won gold in the Men’s Floor Exercise and Men’s Pommel Horse events, as well as bronze in the Men’s Individual All-Around, picked up the keys to his new car from the Nissan Aylesbury dealership where he celebrated by performing for young members from local club, Lynx Gymnastics.

Max commented

“Rio was such a brilliant time for me – I’d put so much hard work in over the past four years to make sure I was ready, so for it all to come off and to come away with two gold medals and a bronze medal was incredible,”

Nissan’s support throughout the past four years has been invaluable, so for them to make a gesture like this is fantastic. I’m looking forward to taking the rest of the year off and then hitting training hard in 2017 to work towards defending my gold medals at Tokyo 2020.”

George Nash, who won gold in the Men’s Four, returned to his hometown of Guildford to collect his golden LEAF from the Bishop’s Nissan dealership.

Speaking about his time in Rio, Nash said:

“As if my gold medal isn’t enough of a memento on my mantelpiece, my new golden LEAF will give me a daily reminder of the success of Rio 2016. I’m incredibly thankful to Nissan for all of their support in my preparations for the Games.”

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