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AFTER dealing with the weight of expectation in the lead up to London 2012, there has been a different weight to bear for Bradford on Avon’s Ed McKeever since he took to the water last weekend – but the Team GB kayak king isn’t too upset over the strain of carrying an Olympic gold medal.
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MARLBOROUGH rider Andrew Nicholson admits that he was “gutted” to miss out on an individual eventing medal at London 2012 – but was more than happy to celebrate helping New Zealand secure team bronze.
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ACADEMICS have worked out that it takes 10,000 hours of training to make an Olympic champion – but they clearly haven't met Larkhill Army captain Heather Stanning and Helen Glover, who defy their proven formula with a much more simple to understand combination of dedication and determination.
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WINSLEY fencer Sophie Williams’ dream comes true on Wednesday when she represents Great Britain in the women’s individual sabre event at London 2012. The 22-year-old’s selection fore the Games, ahead of higher-ranked compatriots, caused controversy earlier this summer, but the Truro-based competitor is hoping to lay down a marker for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. “We’re all very aware that it’s fantastic to be selected but we’ve also got a job to do and we’re still focussed on that very much,” she said.
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LARKHILL army captain Heather Stanning and partner Helen Glover were carrying the hopes and expectations of a nation on their shoulders this morning as they went for gold in the Olympic final of the women's pair.
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CLAYTON and Lucinda Fredericks expressed their satisfaction with both their team and individual positions as the Little Cheverell-based couple both claimed top 10 places as the dressage phases of the Olympic eventing concluded at Greenwich Park today.
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FOUR-TIME Olympic champion Michael Johnson believes Danny Talbot can experience the joy of seeing the Union Jack raised for him at London 2012 – but only if the relay squad hoist the white flag pre race.
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