The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge honored the UK national team after the Tokyo Olympics.
The 2020 Olympics, which were delayed by one year due to COVID-19, ended on Sunday (8/21/21) and following the closing ceremony, Prince William and Duchess Catherine shared a post on Instagram praising “power, passion.” and determination ”of the British Olympians.
They wrote, “What a wonderful Olympics # Tokyo2020, @TeamGB – you all showed such strength, enthusiasm and determination in difficult circumstances and made the country incredibly proud.”
William and Catherine, 39, also praised the charity SportsAid, which the Duchess became patroness in 2013, as she supports over 1,000 athletes annually by investing in training and competition costs.
They said: “It’s great to see so many athletes competing and standing on the podium who have received support from @teamsportsaid at some point in their careers, with 242 of the 398 UK athletes previously receiving support from a charity.
“SportsAid has a vital role to play in helping young athletes overcome the financial hurdles they face in their quest to become the next generation of Olympians, Paralympians and world champions.”
William and Catherine shared photos of British Olympians and medalists, including divers Tom Daly and Matty Lee, as well as BMX riders Bethany Shriver and Kai White.
Team Great Britain won 65 medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics; 22 gold, 21 silver and 22 bronze.