Workers at the LSH Auto dealership group received a knockout surprise when Team GB taekwondo medalist Bianca Walkden paid them a visit.
The three-time world champion has been an ambassador for the Mercedes dealer group since March and recently took time out of her training program to meet the staff.
The 30-year-old visited several dealerships in the Northwest and Midlands, chatting with employees everywhere she went.
The six-dealership tour began at Mercedes-Benz in Tamworth, where Walkden posed for photos with her Olympic medals.
She then moved on to Mercedes-Benz in Solihull and Mercedes-Benz in Erdington.
The next day she stopped at Mercedes-Benz in Whitefield, Mercedes-Benz in Macclesfield and Mercedes-Benz in Stockport.
Martyn Webb, Managing Director of LSH Auto, said: “Bianca is a truly inspiring person and the best in her field – an ideal source of motivation for our colleagues.
“She’s also a lovely person, so it was an absolute pleasure to introduce her to our colleagues and clients. His tour created a real buzz and put a spring in everyone’s footsteps. ‘
The LSH team added a competitive element to the tour, using a virtual reality headset and a game designed to test reaction times.
The pro athlete set a target score of 71 points on the Rezzil VR machine for colleagues at LSH Auto to try and beat him.
On the last leg of day one, transfer experience partner Harvey Cartwright achieved the highest LSH Auto colleague score with 67 points, winning a trip to visit the national GB Taekwondo center in Manchester.
The next day in Whitefield, site maintenance technician Mason Mcaulay tied Cartwright’s high score and will join him for the award visit next month.
Walkden said: “I was really impressed with Harvey and Mason’s scores. They both have pretty quick reactions.
“Maybe we’ll get them interested in taekwondo after their visit!” “
Webb added, “We would like to thank Bianca for taking the time to meet our colleagues and clients and for making the experience so enjoyable for everyone.
“We look forward to continuing to support her as she trains for the next Olympic Games in Paris.”
Walkden represented the GB team at the Tokyo Olympics, where they won a bronze medal.
The victory rounded off an impressive collection of medals and titles, including a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics, three European Championship titles and three-time World Grand Prix Final champion in her division.