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Last Updated: Wednesday March 03 2010 17:27 GMT

Gold medallist Amy tours Bath

Amy Williams

Thousands of people lined the streets of Bath to welcome back Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams as she toured the city on an open-top bus.

She became the first individual British gold medallist at the Winter Olympics for 30 years when she won the skeleton event in Vancouver.

The bus took her from her old school in Bath to a special event where everybody congratulated her.

More than 1,000 pupils waved flags and cheered Amy on.

Amy Williams
Amy Williams in action

Amy had her mum and dad on the bus with her, and she described the welcome home parade as "crazy".

She said: "It's great to bring back the medal and have the medal next to me.

"I always sleep with it under my pillow now because I don't really know what to do with it."