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Zara Phillips picked for Olympics

Zara Phillips has said it's "awesome" to be selected for one of five places on the British eventing team for the Olympics. Her mother, Princess Anne, represented Britain at the 1972 games in the same event.

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Zara describes Olympic call-up as 'awesome'

Zara Phillips has been picked to represent Great Britain at this summer's Olympic Games in London.

The Queen's granddaughter described her selection to the eventing team as "awesome".

Zara Philips will compete as part of Team GB's equestrian team. Credit: Press Association

Phillips, the 2006 world champion, is following in the footsteps of her parents, who both rode in the Olympic Games for the country.

Her mother, the Princess Royal, competed at the 1976 Montreal Games, while her father Captain Mark Phillips was a team gold medallist at Munich in 1972 and then won silver in Seoul 16 years later.

Phillips said: "It's awesome to be given this opportunity.

"I am really excited and can't wait to kick on and get him there. Hopefully, we will make it this time."

The eventing star will ride High Kingdom at Greenwich Park next month.

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