Team GB reveals first athletes for Paris 2024 at St. Pancras International
On Wednesday 11th October, St. Pancras hosted the first Team GB athlete announcement ahead of the Olympic Games in Paris, 2024. Press from mainstream media were hosted for a photo call on The Grand Terrace and interviews took place with athletes in St. Pancras by Searcys - Europe's longest champagne bar.
Olympic medallists Emma Wilson, John Gimson and Anna Burnet are among ten sailors named today by the British Olympic Association (BOA) as the first Team GB athletes selected for Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The trio headline a new-look group of elite sailors representing seven of the ten Olympic sailing classes, as the team is announced at St. Pancras, home of the Eurostar. As the official travel partner for Team GB, athletes were pictured boarding the Eurostar as they will do next year for the ‘Green Games’.
Team GB has a rich history of excellence in Olympic competition, having won 64 medals, including 31 golds, more than any other nation.
Former Team GB athletes Sir Ben Ainslie and Hannah Mills are the most successful male and female Olympic sailors of all time; Ainslie with four golds and a silver, Mills with two golds and a silver.
The sailors selected for Paris 2024 are:
John Gimson and Anna Burnet – Mixed Multihull (Nacra 17)
James Peters and Fynn Sterritt – Men’s Skiff (49er)
Freya Black and Saskia Tidey – Women’s Skiff (49erFX)
Emma Wilson – Women’s Windsurfing (iQFOiL)
Sam Sills – Men’s Windsurfing (iQFOiL)
Ellie Aldridge – Women’s Kite (Formula Kite)
Michael Beckett – Men’s Dinghy (ILCA 7)
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