The Council has announced its intention to award Freedom of the Borough to Eastleigh’s two Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists. The decision to award honour -the highest that the borough can bestow – is set to be agreed at a Full Council meeting later this month.
Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Rupert Kyrle made the announcement at the borough’s recent Olympic and Paralympic celebration event at Fleming Park that was attended by the borough’s London 2012 athletes, games makers, officials and torch bearers. Dani King and David Smith are set to receive the Freedom of the Borough in recognition of their dedication and services to their sport.
David Smith won a Paralympic gold medal in Boccia in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing and further silver and bronze medals in Boccia at London 2012.