Richard Jefferies is the only member of the British canoe sprint team selected to race in the canoe at London 2012 – the other nine are set to take to the kayak.
He was fast-tracked into the sport through UK Sport’s Sporting Giants programme. Formerly a rugby player, Jefferies – from Bembridge on the Isle of Wight – opted for canoeing over a place at Loughborough University studying sport science.
Kayaker McKeever through to final
Brabants feeds off crowd to advance
Brabants sprints into semi-finals