What our gold-medal winning Olympics heroes did when they got home from Rio 

They ran, rowed, and cycled their way to Britain’s best ‘away’ games at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

More than a week since their triumphant return to the UK, it is life and business as normal for our gold medal wining Olympic heroes.

That return to normality has been via plenty of chat show sofas though, even if a gold medal still means you cook your own tea.  

Laura Trott posted this picture of boyfriend and fellow cycling superstar Jason Kenny at the stove in their Cheshire home with the caption 'what's for tea?'

Laura Trott posted this picture of boyfriend and fellow cycling superstar Jason Kenny at the stove in their Cheshire home with the caption ‘what’s for tea?’

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny won the nation’s hearts with their huge medal haul in the cycling events in Rio.

Trott, 24, brought home two gold medals to add to the two she won in the London 2012 Games, making her the most successful female British Olympian ever.

Meanwhile her fiancé won three golds to double his previous haul as Team GB enjoyed its best ever performance at an Olympic Games. 

But she has posted several pictures on Instagram of the couple’s very normal life at home since they have returned – one of which includes Kenny at the stove while she asks ‘What’s for tea?’. 

Laura Trott also posted a picture as she took her dogs for a walk in the Welsh countryside after returning home 

Laura Trott also posted a picture as she took her dogs for a walk in the Welsh countryside after returning home 

Despite all the Olympic fever, it seems Trott was happy to be home, posting a picture of boyfriend Jason Kenny playing with the dogs, with the caption 'I love being home'

Despite all the Olympic fever, it seems Trott was happy to be home, posting a picture of boyfriend Jason Kenny playing with the dogs, with the caption ‘I love being home’

Other Olympians are enjoying the British sunshine after leaving the Rio sun behind, and spending as much time as possible with their families.

Although the Olympic games ran for just over two weeks, many athletes arrived in Rio weeks beforehand to train, keeping them away from children and partners. 

Jessica Ennis-Hill supported fellow Olympian Chris Hoy, as her son scooted around on his Hoy bike at the heptathlete's grandparents home

Jessica Ennis-Hill supported fellow Olympian Chris Hoy, as her son scooted around on his Hoy bike at the heptathlete’s grandparents home

The medal winner, who this year brought home silver, joked on Instagram that her dog was sad it wasn't another gold, which Ennis-Hill picked up in London in 2012

The medal winner, who this year brought home silver, joked on Instagram that her dog was sad it wasn’t another gold, which Ennis-Hill picked up in London in 2012

Mo Farah posted this family picture with the caption 'chilling with the birthday girls'. The athlete said he had won enough medals for his daughters after cleaning up in Rio

Mo Farah posted this family picture with the caption ‘chilling with the birthday girls’. The athlete said he had won enough medals for his daughters after cleaning up in Rio

Many athletes said they would be taking a break from their sports after the Olympic Games, with their incredible pre-Rio regimes likely to have taken their toll. 

For Max Whitlock, who ended Great Britain’s 120-year wait for gymnastics gold by winning two at the games, that includes playing Ping Pong in the sun in his garden and taking his girlfriend Leah out for dinner. 

The 23-year-old also commented that he had been ‘too busy to shop’ recently, as he posted a picture of a one-armed handstand in the middle of a clothing store. 

Max Whitlock posted a topless picture on Instagram as he played table tennis with a friend in his garden 

Max Whitlock posted a topless picture on Instagram as he played table tennis with a friend in his garden 

The gymnast, who ended Team GB's 120 year wait for a gymnastics gold, also took 'the most amazing girlfriend in the world' out for dinner

The gymnast, who ended Team GB’s 120 year wait for a gymnastics gold, also took ‘the most amazing girlfriend in the world’ out for dinner

And he revealed he has been too busy to shop, though judging by his picture above, he has a strange way of picking a new wardrobe

And he revealed he has been too busy to shop, though judging by his picture above, he has a strange way of picking a new wardrobe

Team GB medal winners have made sure as many family members as possible get to see and wear their prized possessions, with hockey player Sam Quek being one to make an emotional visit to her grandmother as soon as she arrived back in London. 

Cyclist Callum Skinner posted a picture of his grandmother smiling broadly at him while wearing his two medals.

He said: ‘Stopped in to see my Granny. Had a delicious lunch as always. Had to take the medals back… sorry!’ 

Cyclist Callum Skinner posted a picture of his proud looking grandmother but joked that he had to take his medals back

Cyclist Callum Skinner posted a picture of his proud looking grandmother but joked that he had to take his medals back

Team GB hockey star Maddie Hinch gets some love from a sausage dog as she manages a busy schedule of TV appearances in the days after Rio

Team GB hockey star Maddie Hinch gets some love from a sausage dog as she manages a busy schedule of TV appearances in the days after Rio

Maddie Hinch cooked up a storm on Sunday Brunch when she got back from the Olympics. She posted a picture of the studio on Instagram, with a caption which read 'Had a brilliant time... I think it's fair to say the parsnips won the battle' 

Maddie Hinch cooked up a storm on Sunday Brunch when she got back from the Olympics. She posted a picture of the studio on Instagram, with a caption which read ‘Had a brilliant time… I think it’s fair to say the parsnips won the battle’ 

It is not all family time, as plenty of athletes have done their fair share of TV and radio appearances, as well as interviews with magazines and newspapers.

Maddie Hinch, of Team GB’s gold medal winning hockey team, popped along to the Sunday Brunch studio to cook alongside hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer. 

She said she had a ‘brilliant time’ but the ‘parsnips won the battle’. 

Goalkeeper Hinch kept out every one of Holland’s penalties as the dramatic final went to the last minute.  

Rower Heather Stanning has snapped plenty of family members showing off her medals, as she posted a particularly special picture with her father

Rower Heather Stanning has snapped plenty of family members showing off her medals, as she posted a particularly special picture with her father

Stanning was on the sofa on Sky Sports too, with fellow rower Helen Glover. She said it was time to share the story with the nation after having family time

Stanning was on the sofa on Sky Sports too, with fellow rower Helen Glover. She said it was time to share the story with the nation after having family time

Vicky Thornley showed it can be hard for athletes to take a long break, as she got back in a boat within days of returning from Rio, although this time, it was with her father at his rowing club

Vicky Thornley showed it can be hard for athletes to take a long break, as she got back in a boat within days of returning from Rio, although this time, it was with her father at his rowing club

Britain’s rowers have been on the sofa too, but not before spending time with their families, on and off the water. 

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning popped into the Sky Sports studios this week, with Stanning commenting that it was ‘time to share our story’ after recovering with her family.

Stanning also made sure lots of her family tried on her medals, with a particularly proud father showing it off in one snap.

Vicky Thornley did not last long before she got back out on the water. Barely five days since her return from Rio, she was rowing with her father at his club once again. 

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