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Essex swimmer's Olympic dream

Essex swimmer Roberto Pavoni during his Men's 400m Individual Medley Heat at the Aquatics Centre Photo: Tony Marshall/PA Wire

Essex swimmer Roberto Pavoni says he's realised an Olympic dream despite not making it to the final of the 400m Individual Medley. Pavoni finished 13th in first Olympic Games but on Twitter said swimming next to American Michael Phelps, who has won 16 medals, was something he had dreamed of.

Roberto Pavoni, 21, was born at Harold Wood near Brentwood in Essex. He is due to swim again with Michael Phelps on Monday in the heats of the 200 metres Butterfly.

Great Britain's Roberto Pavoni during his Men's 400m Individual Medley Heat on day one of the Olympics Credit: Tony Marshall/PA Wire

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