Chepstow Paralympian Jenny McLoughlin meets the Queen at reception

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PARALYMPIC bronze medallist Jenny McLoughlin had the honour of meeting the Queen at a glittering reception for Team GB's Olympians and Paralympians.

The night before her audience with royalty the Chepstow sprinter was among victorious female medallists at the Women Of The Year awards, alongside fellow heroes like Rebecca Adlington and Beth Tweddle.

The collective group were presented with an award by Lindsay Nicholson, editorial director of Good Housekeeping magazine, at a hotel in London's exclusive Park Lane.

Other winners included Doreen Lawrence, mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence and women's rights activist Zainab Salbi.

Jenny, who celebrated her 21st birthday on October 3 with friends and family, said it was great to catch up with the other girls in the T37 4x100m relay team during the week.

She is now back in Cardiff training for the World Championships in July and studying for her Philosophy degree.

"Meeting the royal family was such an honour," she said.

"It was great to go to both events, especially Women Of The Year. There are such inspirational people out there and it highlighted what women have achieved."

Jenny described London 2012 as a "great experience" and following a break in her training, she is now looking ahead to the next big competition.

She admits she still has not had a chance to explore London much despite being in the capital three times in as many months.

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