TV nature presenter Steve Backshall has needed to take fiancee Helen Glover’s Olympic gold medal to be repaired after he dropped it on a concrete flooring.
Rower Ms Glover gained the ladies’s pair in Rio with accomplice Heather Stanning, defending the title gained at London 2012.
Mr Backshall, who lives with Ms Glover in Buckinghamshire, took the medal to Bourne Finish Jewellers.
Richard Bull, the agency’s head gold and silversmith, stated he helped get Mr Backshall out of “a sticky state of affairs”.
The couple, who met in 2014, are because of get married later this month.
Ms Glover, initially from Cornwall, revealed how Mr Backshall had broken her medal throughout an interview with BBC Breakfast and later tweeted an apology for “dobbing” on him.
Mr Bull, who repaired her medal stated: “It was introduced in to me and I might see it had been dropped clearly and I stated to Helen’s fiancé (Steve Backshall) who introduced it in that it appeared prefer it had been dropped on concrete and that is just about what had occurred.
“He admitted to having dropped it himself.
“It was broken on two edges – on one edge fairly badly and the opposite much less badly. Nevertheless it was fairly a mission to revive it.
“They’re fairly heavy and greater than you assume. They’re about 4in in diameter and should weigh half a kilo and they’re strong silver in precise reality and gold-plated on the highest so they’re a really particular piece of jewelry actually.
“I really feel very honoured to have been trusted with restoring such a priceless object.
“I’m very happy with the way in which it got here out and I feel Helen Glover could be very happy as properly.”
Ms Glover, who is because of have a victory parade via her dwelling city of Penzance on Sunday, has gained three world championships in addition to two Olympic golds and is unbeaten in 39 races over 5 years alongside Ms Stanning.
Mr Backshall has offered CBBC present Lethal 60, the Actually Wild Present and Steve Backshall’s Extreme Mountain Challenge on BBC Two and was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2014.
- Matthew Pinsent’s Sydney 2000 rowing gold medal went lacking three days after he gained it. It was later returned
- Canoeist Joe Jacobi’s 1992 Barcelona gold medal was discovered in a pile of rubbish after it was stolen
- Dutch rower Diedrik Simon realised he had misplaced his 2004 Athens silver medal when he arrived at a seaside occasion
- Snowboarder Shaun White as soon as discovered one in every of his gold medals in one of many seat pockets of his mom’s automotive