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Bruised Payne fumes after 'brutal' open water Worlds race

Keri-anne Payne's bid to win a third open water swimming world title faltered in Barcelona after a brutal race that left her bumped, battered an...

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Payne and Fogg to represent GB at FINA World Championships

Great Britain's Olympic open water swimming duo of Keri-anne Payne and Dan Fogg have been selected to represent Britain at the FINA World Champi...

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Payne heading for Scotland

Double world open-water champion Keri-anne Payne has announced she has left Stockport ITC for Edinburgh.

Payne, who was edged out of the ...

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Payne fourth in open water swim

Keri-anne Payne was just edged out of a medal as she finished fourth in the 10-kilometre open water swim in the Serpentine.

Hungary's Eva...

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Team GB hopes - Day 13

Team GB go into day 13 of London 2012 with high hopes of medals in the dressage finale and here we look at all hopes of Team GB athletes on Thur...

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Medal Record

London 2012
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  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Beijing 2008
  • 0 Gold
  • 1 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

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Keri-Anne Payne was the first Brit to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics after winning 10km open water marathon gold at the World Championships in Shanghai in July 2011. However her official selection didn’t come until just after the Olympic trials in March, where she failed to add any swims in the pool to her already secured open water place.

Born in Johannesburg to British parents, Payne was eight when she impressed then performance director Bill Sweetenham at a training camp in South Africa.Aged 13, Payne moved to Britain with her family to live in Heywood and she soon joined Stockport Metro and met her long-standing coach Sean Kelly.It was Kelly who put the thought of open water swimming in her head as a solution to regain funding following a failure to win a medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Payne won silver as open water swimming was added to the Olympic programme for the Beijing Games in 2008, sharing the limelight with teammate Cassie Patten who took bronze but has since retired. She plans to marry fellow swimmer David Carry after the Olympics