Wrestler Added to Team GB & Swimmer Withdrawn due to Injury

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today confirmed the freestyle wrestling athlete who will compete for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Olga Butkevych was nominated to the BOA for selection to Team GB by British Wrestling and will compete in the 55kg weight class this summer at the ExCeL, on the 9th August.

The 26-year-old has an impressive international record, and claimed bronze at the European Championships in Dortmund last year. She will be looking to reproduce the form she displayed at the Olympic Test Event at the ExCeL last December, where she won the silver medal.

On her selection to Team GB, Olga Butkevych said:

The BOA has also confirmed today that swimmer Dan Sliwinksi has withdrawn from the Team GB swimming squad due to injury, which has ruled him out of competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Sliwinski had been selected to compete in the men’s 100m Breaststroke. A new athlete will be selected to Team GB for the 100m Breaststroke event following the second round of trials which take place in Sheffield between the 20th and 23rd June at the ASA National Championships.

The 22-year-old Stockport ITC swimmer suffered a shoulder tendon injury and will undergo surgery next week before beginning a three-month rehabilitation programme managed by British Swimming.

Speaking about his withdrawal from Team GB, Dan Sliwinski said: