LONDON 2012: Edmonds takes final place in ten-strong GB Olympic sprint canoe team
ABIGAIL Edmonds has been confirmed as the tenth and final name on Great Britain's canoe sprint squad for the London 2012 Olympics.
The majority of the team were announced last month, leaving the 21-year old, who will now compete in the K2 500m event at Eton Dorney, sweating.
Edmonds was fourth at last year's World Championships but was initially left out until it was confirmed Team GB had been awarded an additional host nation place.
It's a reward for her decision to defer her place to study maths at Oxford's St Peter's College, a position she will take up at the conclusion of the Games, to focus on making the team.
“I am really excited to have been selected for Team GB," said Edmonds.
"It is what I have been working towards for the last four years and it is great to have something to show for all the hard work and the support of my family and friends.
"It will be amazing to be part of a home Games and a great opportunity to showcase all the talented athletes in the sport of canoeing to the public and encourage more of them to get involved.”
Who will join Edmonds in the K2 event has not been revealed. It has already been announced that Jessica Walker and Rachel Cawthorn will compete in the K1 200m and 500m and then join Angela Hannah and Louisa Sawyers in the K4 500m.
"This brings our total number of athletes to 10, which is the largest team we have selected for an Olympic Games since Barcelona 1992," said team leader John Anderson.
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