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OP selected to compete at the Olympics

Congratulations to James Peters (OP 2011) who has achieved his dream of being selected for Team GB.
27 Oct 2023
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Credit: Team GB
Credit: Team GB

Among the first Team GB athletes to be announced for Paris 2024, sailor James will be competing alongside crew mate Fynn Sterritt in the Men's Skiff (49er).

It's not been an easy journey for James who was once nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.  Despite ranking number one in the world in 2018, he and Fynn narrowly missed out on selection for Tokyo 2020 and decided to take a break from the sport.  They returned to competing in 2021 and finished sixth in the World Championships earlier this year.  

James said: 'It is a great feeling. Inevitably, straight away I’m considering how we can grab this opportunity and not leave a stone unturned in our preparation. Fynn and I believe we have a good chance to finish near the top of the fleet at the Games next summer. We’ve done it before, and the only challenge is to maximise our chances of doing it when it counts.'

We wish him the very best of luck in Paris.

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