Sailor Ben Saxton to represent Great Britain at 2016 Rio Olympics

PUBLISHED: 17:03 09 March 2016 | UPDATED: 17:03 09 March 2016

Ashwell sailor Ben Saxton will compete at the Rio Olympics

Ashwell sailor Ben Saxton will compete at the Rio Olympics

Archant

Ashwell sailor Ben Saxton has been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2016 Rio Olympics after five additional competitors were added to the squad this week.

Saxton will compete alongside Nicola Groves in the Nacra 17 mixed multihull event, an event which sees its first Olympic Games outing this time around.

The pair were crowned European champions in the same discipline last year.

Nick Dempsey, one gold medal away from becoming the most successful men’s Olympic windsurfer in history, Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth make up the rest of the recruits.

Saxton said: “I’m pretty excited to do two things towards the Games, one is get a medal for Nicola and I, and the other is to support the rest of the sailing team as much as possible.

“A lot of our foreign competitors are envious of what we have got but I think we’ve a good mix, with the likes of Nick Dempsey and all of his Olympics experience, as well as some youth and enthusiasm.

“We bring our own skills so I think as a team we will be able to do something quite special in Rio.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

13:38

The team at a Bassingbourn hair salon have held a fundraising day to raise money for The Royal British Legion.

11:42

Royston Poppy Appeal fundraisers have been busy drumming up cash for the Royal British Legion.

09:16

Pupils in Royston commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War by holding a special poppy-making event.

Yesterday, 18:58

Police have released CCTV images after a Poppy Appeal charity box was stolen from a Tesco store in Royston at the weekend.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Royston Crow weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy