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OLYMPICS: McKeever confirmed in Games team
BRADFORD on Avon paddler Ed McKeever's place in Great Britain's team for the London Olympics was rubber-stamped this morning.
McKeever, 28, had all but confirmed his qualification with a series of victories - including two World Cup triumphs - earlier this season.
McKeever, the 2010 world and European champion whose family home is in Farleigh Wick, will tackle the men's K1 200m event at his training base of Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire, at the Games.
He joins a nine-strong British team including veteran Tim Brabants, the country's most decorated sprint canoeist who won men’s K1 1000m gold at the Beijing Games four years ago.
McKeever said: “It seems like just yesterday I was watching London being announced as the host city for 2012, but that was seven years ago.
"The next eight weeks until my race are going to fly by and I am excited and proud to be able to represent our country at the biggest sporting event the world has ever seen.''
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