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Posted: 26 Aug 2012 | Channels: Sport

Britain's 2012 heroes are welcomed home at the Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix

Returning to action on home soil for the first time since the London Olympics, double Olympic champion Mo Farah, Olympic champion Greg Rutherford, and Olympic medallists Christine Ohuruogu and Robbie Grabarz took to the track at the Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix.

The sporting heroes enjoyed mixed fortunes at the event, with newly crowned champion Farah breezing to a two-mile victory, while Grabarz beat Olympic Champion Ivan Ukhov, putting him in pole position for an overall Diamond league win.

Ohuruogu finished second in her 400m final, while long jump champion Rutherford had to settle for third after missing three attempts due to an injury scare.

Britain’s four Olympic medallists took to the track at the end of the meeting to treat the home crowd to a lap of honour.

They were joined at the Diamond League meeting by 17 Olympic champions and a total of 45 Olympic medallists from across the globe.