The British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced today that Daniel Fogg will compete for Team GB in the men’s open water 10km marathon swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Fogg, 24, was already selected to Team GB back in March to compete in the 1500m event in the Aquatics Centre. He has now secured Team GB’s sole place in the men’s open water event which will take place on 10th August in Hyde Park. Fogg finished 16th in the 10km marathon at the 2011 World Championships.
On his selection to the Open Water event, Daniel Fogg said:
“I am really happy to have been selected for my second event at the Games. I’m back into hard training after recovering from the FINA Open Water event in Portugal and have been focusing on my first event, the 1500m."
“I’ll now sit down with my coach to look at the strategy for the open water event too which is a week after the pool swim. It’s fantastic to get to race in both events.”
The BOA has also confirmed today that diver Rebecca Gallantree will contest the 3m individual springboard diving event. Gallantree was already selected to Team GB earlier this month to compete in the 3m synchronised event alongside partner Alicia Blagg. Gallantree joins Hannah Starling as Team GB’s representatives in the individual event.
The announcement follows confirmation from the international federation, FINA, that Team GB has been awarded a second host nation place in the women’s 3m individual springboard event.
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