Lincoln Olympian Georgie Twigg receives MBE for services to hockey

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Lincoln-born Olympian, Georgie Twigg, who along with her teammates won gold in the 2016 Olympics, has been honoured with an MBE for her services to hockey.

Georgie, who was in the 2016 women’s hockey team at the Rio Olympics, was, along with her fellow Lincolnshire teammates, honoured with an MBE by Prince William at Buckingham Palace on Friday, May 12.

As previously reported,  Georgie and her teammates, Hannah Macleod, Crista Cullen and Shona McCallin beat Netherlands in a dramatic Olympic final on Friday, August 19.

Proud Lincolnshire hockey stars: Crista Cullen, Georgie Twigg, Shona McCallin and Hannah Macleod. Photo: Team GB

The Dutch were widely fancied to win their third consecutive Olympic gold, but lost 2-0 to Britain on penalties after the game ended 3-3 following 60 minutes of play at the Rio Olympic Hockey Centre.

On receiving the MBE, Georgie The Lincolnite: “It was a fantastic day and a real honour receiving my MBE at Buckingham Palace from the Duke of Cambridge.

“It was extra special having my parents and boyfriend there with me and to receive it alongside four of my teammates.

“I had a short chat with Prince William who was interested in what I was doing now and if I was still playing much hockey.”