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“I’m feeling really excited, our training is tapering off now so I’m starting to feel a lot fresher. We’re just fine-tuning really, the hard work has been done so we’re all just getting ready to compete now.
“I think the atmosphere her is going to be amazing. We were here when the Olympic Torch went down the course and that was great fun, we had about 2,000 people here and when each of us was introduced to the crowd we got a big cheer, and that was pretty amazing.
“This is without a doubt the highlight of my career so far. I’m very lucky that this is my first Olympic Games and and also a home Games as well. Even if it turns out to be my only Olympics I’m just so proud that I’ll be able to compete in front of a home crowd, with my friends and family watching.”
Tim Brabants from Teddington has been named in the the British canoe sprint squad for the Olympics. The 35 year-old won a gold and a bronze at the last games in 2008 and will compete in the men's K1 1000m category.
Also in the squad is Londoner Richard Jefferies along with Rachel Cawthorn and Liam Heath from Guildford.**
Rowing has been a hugely successful sport for the squad at previous Olympics, with what appears to be regular hauls of gold medals.
Today, the candidates hoping to be part of London 2012 were told if they'd made the cut for the Games.
The announcement was made just a few hours ago in Windsor and our reporter Phil Bayles was there.
With just 51 days to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympics, the British Olympic Association has announced that 19 London rowers have been selected to form part of the squad which will represent Team GB at the Games.
George Nash, Molesey BC
Tom James, Molesey BC
Andrew Triggs Hodge, Molesey BC
James Foad, Molesey BC
Mohamed Sbihi, Molesey BC
Greg Searle, Molesey BC
Phelan Hill, Cox
Bill Lucas, London RC
Sam Townsend, Reading University BC
Charles Cousins, Reading University BC
Tom Solesbury, Petts Wood
Jo Cook, Sunbury-on-Thames
Jessica Eddie, University of London BC
Louisa Reeve, London
Melanie WIlson, London
Rob Williams, London RC
Mark Hunter, Romford
Zac Purchase, Marlow RC
Sophie Hosking, London RC
Team GB rowers proudly modeled their Olympic kit on the day that they found out that they'd been chosen to represent their country at London 2012.
One small rowing club in Surrey has a stunning six athletes in the 2012 GB rowing squad.Read the full story ›
Britain's top rowers will be finding out shortly whether they've made the grade for London 2012.
The British Olympic Association is holding a press conference at 2pm, at which it will reveal which athletes have been chosen for Team GB.
Mark Hunter, shown below, is one of those hoping to be named for the squad.
He won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the lightweight men's double scull with his partner Zac Purchase.
The rowers who'll be part of team GB for next month's games are expected to be announced today, by The British Olympic Association.
Great Britain took a team of 43 rowers to Beijing, winning a haul of six medals.