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London 2012 hopefuls: Cyclist Laura Trott

Great Britain's Laura Trott is the World and European Team Pursuit and Omnium Champion. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

ITV News at Ten is profiling individual British athletes competing at London 2012.

Laura Trott is the World and European Team Pursuit and Omnium Champion.

She began cycling with her mother, who took up the sport to lose weight.

Mark Austin met Laura at the cycle track in Welwyn where she first rode.

Laura Trott

  • Sport: Track Cycling - Team Pursuit & Omnium
  • Age: 20
  • Hometown: Cheshunt
  • Height (cm): 163
  • Weight (kg): 52

Laura competes:

  • 3rd August : Team Pursuit 1700
  • 4th August : Team PursuitRound One 16:10, Finals 17:45
  • 6th August : Omnium Flying lap16:10, 20k 17:05, Elimination 18:20
  • 7th August : Omnium 10k Scratch race16:10, 500m Time Trial 16:50

Watch Laura's full interview with Mark where she reflects on how far she has come since her early days, her determination to succeed, cycling through the pain barrier, and how much she has given up along the way.