Chairman of Somerset County Council congratulates Team GB

Congratulations to all of the fantastic medal winners in Rio and all of the athletes that took part in the Olympic games.

I have been on the edge of my seat watching as much as I can of the action in Brazil and particularly the brilliant athletes from Somerset. They truly are an inspiration. The amount of hard work, training, dedication and emotion they put in to their sport is amazing.

I hope the games has inspired people of all ages to get out there to have a walk, run, cycle, swim or try a new sport. We may not all win a medal but we can all get fit, enjoy ourselves and make new friends in the process.

I am looking forward to tuning in to the Paralympics in the coming weeks and wish all of the athletes competing the best of luck. Hopefully Team GB will do just as well and bring home many more medals.