Water park could be named after Olympic hero

PUBLISHED: 10:00 24 August 2012

The water park has proved popular since it opened in 2010

The water park has proved popular since it opened in 2010

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WESTON’S water park could have its name changed to commemorate the town’s greatest Olympian.

Weston town councillor Mike Lyall has proposed that the popular seafront attraction be renamed to mark the achievements of Paulo Radmilovic.

The swimmer and water polo player won four gold medals for Great Britain at three games between 1908 and 1920.

Cllr Lyall told Weston Town Council’s policy and finance committee on Monday that he believed renaming the park after Radmilovic – who won all of his medals while a resident of Weston – would be an apt way of marking his memory following the success of the 2012 London games.

Cllr Lyall told the council: “I think naming the park after Paulo Radmilovic would be a good way to carry on the Olympic legacy.”

He was supported by some of his fellow councillors, and is now set to formally propose the renaming to a future meeting of the full council.

The town council-run park, in Knightstone Road, has proved hugely popular with both visitors and residents since it was first opened in 2010.


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