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Team GB At Paris Olympics: Who Are The British Athletes To Watch At The 2024 Games?

Great Britain’s team for the Olympic Games in Paris this summer is starting to take shape.

Athletes from canoe slalom, boxing, diving, rowing, sailing, swimming, triathlon and weightlifting have been named, as have the marathon runners.

The Great Britain team comprises athletes from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (although athletes from the province can represent the Republic of Ireland instead).

Team GB have recorded superb results in the last four Games, coming fourth in the medals table at Beijing 2008, third at London 2012, second at Rio 2016, then fourth at Tokyo 2020.

This file will updated as Britain announce more athletes for the XXXIII Olympic Summer Games in the French capital, which run from 26 July to 11 August. Meanwhile, read more on when Team GB’s new Olympics kit.

Who are Team GB’s athletes?AthleticsPhilip Sesemann: Men’s marathon

NHS junior doctor Sesemann, who outsprinted Sir Mo Farah to finish 10th in the 2023 London Marathon, combined A&E shifts at St James’s Hospital in Leeds with an 80-mile a week running schedule. He will make his Olympic debut after running inside the qualification standard [2hr 8min 4sec] at the Seville Marathon in February 2024. Sesemann goes on all his long runs with his two dogs named after running legends Eliud ‘Kipchoge’ and ‘Haile’ Gebrselassie.

Mahamed Mahamed: Men’s marathon

Born in Ethiopia, Mahamed Mahamed emigrated to Southampton with his family in 2011 when he was just 14-years-old. He has represented Great Britain at the 2019 World Cross Country Championships and secured victory in two National Cross Country Championships. Mahamed sealed his spot for Paris 2024 by finishing just 20 seconds behind teammate Emile Cairess at this year’s London Marathon.

Emile Cairess: Men’s marathon

Bradford-born runner burst onto the scene in 2019 by securing bronze in the 10,000m at the 2019 Under-23 Championship before securing a silver at the 2022 European Cross Country Championship. He will make his Olympic debut after finishing third in the London Marathon, completing the race in 2:06:46 to seal his spot at the summer’s games.

Charlotte Purdue: Women’s marathon

Set to make her first appearance at an Olympic Games in Paris, Purdue excelled at ballet as a child, reaching grade five before giving up aged 10. A former British junior record holder over 10,000m, the Berkshire native has become well known on the British marathon scene, being the first home women’s runner across the line when London hosted the 2017 World Athletics Championships. Purdue bettered the Olympic qualifying standard with a time of 2-22.17 at the 2023 Berlin Marathon, taking her to second on the British all-time list behind Paula Radcliffe.

Calli Hauder-Thackery: Women’s marathon

Another Olympic debutant, Hauder-Thackery burst onto the scene in 2023 when she clocked a stunning 2-22.17 on her marathon debut at the low-key McKirdy Micro Marathon in Valley Cottage, New York – the third-fastest marathon debut by a European athlete – drawing level with Charlotte Purdue (above) behind Paula Radcliffe on the British all-time list. Hauger-Thackery ran for the University of Mexico on a sports scholarship and was based in Australia for three years. Her father, Carl, competed internationally as a long distance runner in the 1980s and 1990s and her mother Rachel was a sprinter.

Rose Harvey: Women’s marathon

The 31-year-old marathon runner was working as a full-time lawyer before lockdown in 2020 saw her made redundant. She joined her local running club in London and set herself the lofty goal of making the Surrey County running team. The first opportunity to race was the Cheshire Marathon in 2021, where she ran 2:30:59 – clocking a new personal best. At the 2023 Chicago Marathon, Harvey clocked a 2:23:21 to achieve the Olympic qualifying standard.

BadmintonBen Lane: Men’s doubles

Lane began playing badminton at the age of two after being inspired by his mother, Suzanne Louis-Lane, who was a double national champion. He made his Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games three years ago, exiting at the group stage alongside teammate Sean Vendy. The pair who qualified through the Race to Paris rankings, believe their friendship away from the court can give them an advantage in Paris.

Sean Vendy: Men’s doubles

Vendy will become a two-time Olympian at Paris 2024. He has been playing doubles for a decade alongside Ben Lane and in 2022 the pair won bronze at the European Championship and silver at the Commonwealth Games. The 28-year-old was introduced to badminton at the age of five in his hometown of Kirkwall.

Kirsty Gilmour: Women’s singles

Gilmour has been confirmed as Great Britain’s sole singles representative for this summer’s Games, having represented the team in both Rio 2016 and Tokyo three years ago. Having exited after the group stages in her first two Olympics, reaching the quarter-finals this time is her aim. The 30-year-old has won European Championship silver in 2022 and European Games bronze in 2023.

BoxingPat Brown: Men’s 92kg

Mancunian Brown joined the GB Boxing podium squad in 2022. The two-time national champion beat Poland’s Mateusz Bereznicki by unanimous decision in the quarter-finals of the first Olympic qualifier to secure a quota place. Olympics debut.

Charley Davison: Women’s 54kg

An international medalist in her youth, Davison stepped away from boxing, aged 19, after falling pregnant with the first of her three children. She returned to the ring seven years later, reaching the second round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. A European Games bronze medal followed in 2023, in the process qualifying a quota place for Paris.

Rosie Eccles: Women’s 66kg

Welsh boxer Eccles joined the GB Boxing programme in 2018 but has had to wait to achieve her Olympic dream. She has caught Covid on three occasions, suffering nerve damage in her shoulder as a result on one occasion, which dented her chances of qualifying for Tokyo 2020. In recent years, she became Commonwealth Games champion in 2022, and a European Games bronze medallist the year after. Olympics debut.

Delicious Orie: Men’s 92kg+

Born in Moscow to a Nigerian father and Russian mother, Orie moved to England aged seven with his family to seek a better life, but it was only aged 18 that he started boxing. Won the English National Championships in 2019, before Commonwealth Games gold in 2022, and European Games gold in 2023. The latter qualified a quota place for Paris, and he makes his Olympics debut in Paris.

Chantelle Reid: Women’s 75kg

A promising junior career, which saw Reid win European junior gold and world youth bronze, came to a standstill when a back injury forced her to quit the sport for six years. She returned to the ring in early 2023, and secured her Paris spot at the Olympic qualification event in March. Olympics debut.

Lewis Richardson: Men’s 71kg

A keen footballer, Richardson initially used boxing as a way to keep fit but success at the 2012 National School Championships focused his mind on the ring. A series of stress fractures in his back saw him miss out on Tokyo 2020 qualification but the European silver and Commonwealth bronze medallist makes his Olympics debut in Paris.

Canoe slalomMallory Franklin: Women’s canoe single (C1) and kayak cross

GB’s most successful female canoeist, Franklin took silver in the first Olympic women’s C1 race at Tokyo 2020. She is the reigning C1 world champion and will also contest the kayak cross, which makes its Games debut in Paris.

Kimberley Woods: Women’s kayak single (K1) and kayak cross

On her Olympic debut in Tokyo, Woods impressed en route to the final but suffered 56 seconds in penalties to finish 10th. She bounced back with bronze at the World Championships that year – just 10 days after being involved in a car crash. Woods, who won kayak cross gold and C1 silver at the 2023 World Championships, spoke candidly about her mental health battles in 2020 and has become a inspirational presence on the team.

Adam Burgess: Men’s canoe single (C1)

The Black Sabbath and Stoke City fan has four European Championships and five World Championships medals to his name. Also a lover of yoga and a professionally qualified coffee brewer, Burgess missed out on bronze by 0.16 seconds on his Olympic debut in Tokyo and says he has “unfinished business” in Paris.

Joe Clarke: Men’s kayak single (K1) and kayak cross

At the Rio 2016 Olympics, Clarke became the first Briton to win K1 gold and, after missing out on selection for Tokyo 2020, will look to make amends in Paris. He has enjoyed his most successful period between 2021 and 2023, winning a hat-trick of kayak cross world titles and K1 gold in 2023.

DivingTom Daley: Men’s synchro 10m platform

Daley made his Olympic debut aged 14 at the Beijing 2008 Games and will make history in Paris by becoming the first British diver to compete at five Olympics. He has won four Olympic medals, including his first gold in Tokyo in 2021, and has come out of retirement – following encouragement from his son Robbie – to compete in the French capital.

Noah Williams: Men’s synchro 10m platform

Williams made his Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games three years ago, finishing 27th in the men’s 10m platform, and has won medals at the European Championships and Commonwealth Games. The Londoner was introduced to diving after being handed a flyer for Crystal Palace Diving Club in primary school.

Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix: Women’s synchro 10m platform

Reached the final aged 16 at the Tokyo Games and has since won World, European and Commonwealth golds. The daughter of TV personality Fred Sirieix, of First Dates fame, Spendolini-Sirieix nearly walked away from the sport in 2022 after developing a fear of diving, but has since overcome that anxiety.

Lois Toulson: Women’s synchro 10m platform

The 24-year-old is hoping to add a first Olympic medal to her collection of World, European and Commonwealth gongs in what will be her third Games in Paris. Her boyfriend, Jack Laugher, is also in the British diving team for Paris.

Jack Laugher: Men’s synchro 3m springboard

Laugher and 3m synchro partner Chris Mears became Britain’s first ever diving Olympic champions by claiming a historic gold at Rio 2016. The Yorkshire-born athlete continued his success in Brazil by claiming a silver medal in the 3m springboard as Team GB’s divers recorded their best Games with three medals. The 29-year-old will once again bid for glory in the 3m synchro, this time alongside his City of Leeds clubmate Anthony Harding.

Anthony Harding: Men’s synchro 3m springboard

Harding will join forces in Paris with Britain’s first-ever Olympic diving champion, Jack Laugher. Their partnership began after Tokyo 2020, and the pair have brought home European and Commonwealth gold in the 3m synchro and added a pair of World Championship silver medals in 2022 and 2023.

Scarlett Mew Jensen: Women’s synchro 3m springboard

Mew Jenson is one of the rising stars of the Team GB diving squad. The 22-year-old was introduced to diving after being encouraged by her PE teacher to try as an eight-year-old. She competed at her first World Championship in 2019 and made her Olympic debut in 2020. At 19, she was one of the youngest members of the Team GB squad in Tokyo, finishing 22nd. She will now step back onto the Olympic springboard alongside Yasmin Harper in Paris.

Yasmin Harper: Women’s synchro 3m springboard

Harper will make her Olympic debut at Paris alongside Scarlett Mew Jensen this summer. Harper stepped into the 3m springboard synchro pair with Mew Jenson in 2023 and the pair immediately enjoyed success by securing World Championship silver and claiming a quota spot for Paris 2024.

RowingHeidi Long: Women’s eight

Long switched to the women’s eight at the start of the year, having won world and European gold in the women’s four in 2022, followed by further international podium finishes in 2023. The 27-year-old will be paying tribute to her late father in Paris, with log-in details for Olympic tickets and accommodation among the last notes he left before passing away last year. Olympics debut.

Rowan McKellar: Women’s eight

Coming from a rowing family, it is little surprise McKellar has ended up taking the path she has, even taking part in her first race, aged 10, alongside her dad. Fourth on her Olympic debut in Tokyo in the women’s four, she was crowned world and European champion in the women’s four in 2022.

Holly Dunford: Women’s eight

Inspired to take up rowing after watching the sport at Eton Dorney at London 2012, University of Washington geography graduate made her senior GB rowing debut in 2024, helping the women’s eight to world silver. Olympics debut.

Emily Ford: Women’s eight

Having competed at Tokyo 2020 (along with her older brother Tom), finishing fifth in the women’s eight, Emily makes her second Games appearance (as does her brother). Fourth at the 2023 World Championships, Ford is also a three-time European silver medallist.

Lauren Irwin: Women’s eight

Irwin, the first Olympian to come from the County Durham town of Peterlee, made her senior GB debut in 2021. She has since won consecutive European silvers in the women’s eight in 2022, 2023 and 2024. Olympics debut.

Eve Stewart: Women’s eight

Born and raised in the Netherlands but also cheered on by her famously patriotic grandmother Pat, Stewart switched to GB colours in recent years, winning 2024 European silver in the women’s eight. Olympics debut.

Hattie Taylor: Women’s eight

Having first started rowing in Year 7 at school, Taylor returns for her second Olympics having finished fourth in the women’s four in Tokyo. She was part of the women’s eight to win European silver earlier this year.

Annie Campbell-Orde: Women’s eight

It was netball which originally occupied Campbell-Orde’s sporting endeavors growing up, before switching to rowing at Loughborough University. She made her international debut in the women’s eight last year, before qualifying the women’s eight boat for Paris with a fourth place at the 2023 World Rowing Championships. Olympics debut.

Henry Fieldman (cox): Women’s eight

A long-term presence with the GB team having made his senior team debut in 2012, cox Fieldman returns for a second Olympics, having helped the men’s eight to bronze in 2020.

Sholto Carnegie: Men’s eight

Having narrowly missed out on a debut Olympics medal in Tokyo, finishing fourth behind the Italians, Carnegie has broadened his international medal collection in the men’s eight in the years since, including two world titles and three European golds.

Rory Gibbs: Men’s eight

A nimble winger in rugby, and track sprinter, injuries forced Gibbs to switch his attentions to rowing. Fourth in the men’s eight at Tokyo, Gibbs has won back-to-back world titles since, plus three European golds in a row.

Morgan Bolding: Men’s eight

Taken into care aged six and sent to live with his grandparents in Cornwall, Bolding first picked up the rowing bug at Castle Dore Rowing Club. He then moved to Walton Rowing Club, Surrey, aged 16, to pursue his sporting ambitions, eventually making it as a reserve for the Tokyo Olympics. Paris will be his Games debut.

Jacob Dawson: Men’s eight

After the high of Olympic bronze in the men’s eight at Tokyo, qualified tree surgeon Dawson was forced to take time away from the team in 2022 to recover from a life threatening pulmonary embolism, caused by Covid complications. He returned to full fitness in 2023, winning world and European gold.

Charlie Elwes: Men’s eight

Having tried out multiple sports growing up, Elwes eventually settled on rowing, competing in multiple college national championships in the US. He returns for his second Olympics having won bronze in the men’s eight in Tokyo.

Tom Digby: Men’s eight

Inspired by watching the famous Henley Royal Regatta growing up, Digby has gone on to win the event four times. He joined the GB rowing team in 2021, with the double world champion rowing in Paris in memory of his late mother, who passed away in Dec 2023, after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Olympics debut.

James Rudkin: Men’s eight

Initially coached by his dad after taking up rowing aged seven, Rudkin was part of the men’s eight boat to win bronze at Tokyo 2020. He also has two world and four European titles to his name in the men’s eight.

Tom Ford: Men’s eight

A double world and four-time European champion, Ford returns for his second Olympics, having won bronze in the men’s eight in Tokyo. His sister, Emily, is also making her second Games appearance.

Harry Brightmore (cox): Men’s eight

History comes full circle for cox Brightmore in Paris. His first Olympic memory was watching Steve Trapmore take gold in the men’s eight at Sydney 2000, with the latter the man to be coaching him in France. A world and European champion, Brightmore makes his Olympics debut this summer.

Helen Glover: women’s four

A two-time Olympic, three-time world and five-time European champion, Glover has already etched her name into the history books, including winning Team GB’s first gold medal at London 2012. In Tokyo, Glover became the first Team GB rower to compete at an Olympics after having children. If she were to medal in Paris – her fourth Olympics – she would be the first mother-of-three to stand on an Olympic podium.

Esme Booth: women’s four

It proved to be an unusual start to rowing for Booth, who took up the sport when her name was pulled out of a hat for a local primary school competition to try it out. She made history in 2023 alongside Emily Ford when the pair became the first British women to qualify two boats for an Olympic Games at the same regatta, racing in the women’s pair and women’s eight at the Belgrade World Championships. However it is in the women’s four she makes her Olympics debut.

Sam Redgrave: women’s four

No relation to five-time Olympic champion Steve, Redgrave fell in love with rowing while studying at the University of East Anglia. She became world champion in the women’s four in 2022 and makes her Olympics debut in the same boat in Paris.

Rebecca Shorten: women’s four

A rower as a junior, Belfast’s Shorten walked away from the sport temporarily after becoming disillusioned before being coaxed back by her father. Fourth on her Olympics debut in Tokyo, she won world gold in 2022 followed by bronze the year after.

Oli Wilkes: men’s four

Having picked up rowing at the University of Edinburgh, Wilkes broke into the GB team in 2021, and was reserve for Tokyo 2020. Now a world and European champion, he makes his Olympics debut in Paris. Prior to rowing, former competitive swimmer Wilkes once beat Britain’s Adam Peaty in a freestyle race.

David Ambler: men’s four

Ambler’s Olympic dreams were made stronger by watching several sports in person during London 2012. He helped the men’s four boat win world gold in 2023 and European gold this year. Ambler’s other claim to fame is scoring a try against England’s Ben Earl when playing junior rugby. Olympics debut.

Matt Aldridge: men’s four

A love of rowing was fostered by his dad Steve’s long association with Christchurch Rowing Club. He was forced to miss the 2022 World Championships due to Covid, watching from his hotel room as his team-mates won gold. Since then he has helped the boat retain their world title. Olympics debut.

Freddie Davidson: men’s four

Inspired by watching the Boat Race come by close to home, Davidson took up rowing at secondary school, and broke into the GB team in 2021. Davidson has helped the men’s four boat win two world titles and three European titles leading up to Paris. Olympics debut.

Lauren Henry: women’s quadruple sculls

Henry won the GB Rowing Team Senior Trials in 2023 at the age of 21, gaining selection for the GB women’s quad boat. Later in the year she added a world title to her name in Belgrade. Olympics debut.

Hannah Scott: women’s quadruple sculls

A second Olympics for Northern Ireland’s Scott after making her debut while still studying for a degree in sociology at Princeton University. Won gold in the women’s quad last year.

Lola Anderson: women’s quadruple sculls

Aged 14, Anderson wrote in her diary that she wanted to win an Olympic medal, before ripping it out of embarrassment. Her father, Don, returned the diary entry to Anderson, shortly before he passed away. She became a world champion in 2023 – the first time GB had won gold in that boat class since 2010. Olympics debut.

Georgie Brayshaw: women’s quadruple sculls

Fifteen years after a serious horse riding accident left her in a coma and paralysed the left side of her body for a year, Yorkshire’s Brayshaw makes her Olympics debut in Paris in the women’s quad. She took up rowing in her second year at the University of Northampton and won world gold last year and European gold earlier this year.

Tom Barras: men’s quadruple sculls

Helped to win Team GB’s first ever medal in the men’s quad at Tokyo with silver, qualified physiotherapist Barras is eyeing a second podium finish in Paris.

Callum Dixon: men’s quadruple sculls

Sport-lover Dixon actually joined the British Sailing Team pathway in 2016 in the Finn class before it was dropped from the Olympic programme after Tokyo. He switched to rowing and made his GB debut in 2022. Diagnosed as dyslexic aged eight, Dixon counts his psychology degree as one of his proudest achievements. Olympics debut.

Matt Haywood: men’s quadruple sculls

Having original viewed rowing as a hobby after starting aged 12, Haywood joined the GB Rowing Start program five years later, and then the GB senior squad in 2021. He makes his Olympics debut in Paris.

Graeme Thomas: men’s quadruple sculls

Could it be third time lucky for Thomas when it comes to an Olympics medal? In 2016 he withdrew from the team on the eve of the Games due to illness, then placed fourth in Tokyo in the men’s double. After single sculls world bronze in 2022, Thomas competes in the men’s quadruple sculls in Paris.

Emily Craig: lightweight women’s double sculls

One hundredth of a second separated Craig and team-mate Imogen Grant from a debut Olympics medal in Toyko. That fourth-place finish has driven them on this Olympiad, winning ten successive international regattas, winning two world and European titles.

Imogen Grant: lightweight women’s double sculls

Cambridge medical graduate graduate Grant has been on a stunning unbeaten run alongside Emily Craig this Olympic cycle, being crowned double world champions, double European champions and the World Rowing Crew of the Year in 2023. It comes after an agonising fourth-place finish in Tokyo.

Becky Wilde: women’s double sculls

Formerly an international swimmer for Wales, Wilde picked up rowing while at the University of Bath, having been inspired by Helen Glover and Heather Stanning. She makes her Olympics debut in Paris.

Mathilda Hodgkins Byrne: women’s double sculls

Having made her Olympics debut in Tokyo in the women’s quadruple sculls, Hodgkins Byrne took time out of the boat to become a mother to son, Freddie in 2022. She and Becky Wilde qualified the women’s double sculls boat for Paris at the final Olympic qualification regatta in May.

Ollie Wynne-Griffith: men’s pair

Having won Olympic bronze in the men’s eight in Tokyo rowing strokeside, Wynne-Griffith, who is colour blind, has switched to bowside this Olympiad, racing alongside childhood friend Tom George. The pair were crowned European champions earlier this year.

Tom George: men’s pair

The first British rower to break 5mins,40 secs for the 2km ergo, George won Olympic bronze in Tokyo in the men’s eight. He has raced with Wynne-Griffith this Olympiad, reaching the podium at all five major championships.

Chloe Brew: women’s pair

Brew followed in the Olympic footsteps of her father Paul, who swam for Team GB at Seoul 1988, when she competed in the women’s eight at Tokyo. She has since switched to the women’s pair for this Olympic cycle.

Rebecca Edwards: women’s pair

Northern Ireland’s Edwards switches to the women’s pair for this Olympics, having competed in the women’s eight in Tokyo. A keen footballer and hockey player in her youth, Edwards was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2023 for services to rowing.

SailingJohn Gimson and Anna Burnet: Nacra 17 (mixed multihull)

Former Americas Cup sailor Gimson and Burnet were Tokyo 2020 silver medallists and will be looking to go one better in Paris after securing their place by taking bronze at the Olympic test event in July, followed by claiming the runners-up spot at the World Championships in August.

James Peters and Fynn Sterritt: 49er (men’s skiff)

Peters, who was nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2008, stepped away from sailing after being pipped, along with Sterritt, by eventual gold medallists Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell for GB selection for Tokyo, but he returned and perhaps has a point to prove in Paris. Peters and Sterritt are making their Olympic debut.

Chris Grube and Vita Heathcote (mixed dinghy)

Heathcote will be the youngest sailor in the Team GB line-up aged 22, while Grube, 39, will make his third Olympic appearance, having competed at Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, finishing fifth both times. Grube and Heathcote only started sailing together last year but secured their selection with a silver medal at the recent World Championships. The mixed dinghy class is new for Paris 2024, replacing the separate men’s and women’s 470 events.

Freya Black and Saskia Tidey: 49erFX (women’s skiff)

Two-time Olympian Tidey will be the most experienced member of the Team GB sailing team, while crew-mate Black is the second-youngest sailor in the side at just 22. Tidey represented Ireland at Rio 2016 before switching to Team GB – qualifying through her father Don – for Tokyo 2020. Black is taking a break from studying philosophy and politics at the University of Exeter to focus on her maiden Olympics.

Emma Wilson: iQFOiL (women’s windsurfing)

Wilson won GB’s first women’s windsurfing medal since 2008 with bronze at Tokyo 2020 and has successfully adapted since switching from the RS:X to the iQFOiL – the foiling windsurfer which is new for Paris 2024 – two years ago. Having learnt how to windsurf alongside her mother Penny, a two-time Olympian, Wilson won her first world title aged just 12 in the U15 category. She won bronze at the 2023 World Championships and silver at the test event in Marseille, the venue for the Paris 2024 sailing competition.

Sam Sills: iQFOiL (men’s windsurfing)

The naval architect missed out on selection for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 then stepped away from sailing and focused on helping to reduce its carbon footprint, working on eco-friendly boats in Norway and Sweden. The former junior world champion returned to sailing after the Olympic windsurfing equipment changed from RS:X to iQFOiL.

Ellie Aldridge: Formula kite (women’s kite)

Aldridge bounced back from a capsizing aged seven that put her off the water and took up kite foiling for weekend fun. Since the class was added to the Olympics for Paris 2024, she has become a regular medal contender at major events, winning silver at the Olympic test event and in August’s World Championships, then gold at the European Championships.

Connor Bainbridge: (men’s kite)

The 30-year-old from Halifax earnt his selection with victory at the French Olympic Week regatta last week. Bainbridge won silver at the Paris 2024 sailing test event last summer, but narrowly missed opportunities to qualify Britain for a quota spot at the 2023 World Championships and European Championships.

Michael Beckett: ILCA 7 (men’s dinghy)

After missing out on selection Tokyo, the Welsh sailor advised TV directors on race narratives at the Olympics in Japan. This time Beckett, the 2021 European champion who studied engineering in ship science at Southampton University, will be trying to break Australia’s three-Games winning streak in the class.

Hannah Snellgrove: ILCA 6 (women’s dinghy)

Snellgrove started sailing aged seven and joined the British team in 2011 while at Cambridge University. She left the squad in 2014 and spent four years combining gigging with her folk band Bimbling, sailing coaching and working as a reporter at a local newspaper, before rejoining in 2018 – and has since won three ILCA 6 national titles and World Cup silver in 2022.

SwimmingKate Shortman (artistic)

Shortman made her Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games three years ago, finishing 14th, alongside Isabelle Thorpe in the duet event. The 22-year-old followed in the footsteps of both her mum and sister by taking up the sport. Earlier this year, Shortman and Thorpe became the first Britons to win medals in the event at the World Aquatics Championship in Doha.

Izzy Thorpe (artistic)

Thorpe and Shortman are aiming to carry on the legacy of their mothers in Paris this summer. Thorpe’s mother Karen competed alongside Shortman’s mother, Maria in the 1980s. Former schoolmates will go into the Games as contenders to deliver Great Britain’s first-ever artistic swimming medal.

The duet, will head to the French capital brimming with confidence, after winning a bronze medal for Team GB at the European Games in Poland and topping the podium at the recent World Aquatics Cup, which was an Olympic test event.

Freya Anderson

A mixed relay gold medallist from Tokyo, Anderson contracted glandular fever earlier this year and missed automatic qualification. The freestyle specialist was given a discretionary pick.

Kieran Bird

Winner of the men’s 400m freestyle at the 2024 British trials, Welshman Bird finished 20th at his maiden Games in 2021.

Alex Cohoon

Finished fourth in the 100m freestyle at the British trials, earning him a place on Team GB’s 4x100m freestyle relay team. Olympics debut.

Freya Colbert

Colbert confirmed her big intentions for 2024 with 400m medley gold at the world championships this spring. She backed this up with 200m freestyle and 400m medley titles at the British trials. Olympics debut.

Leah Crisp: women’s marathon

Bath swimmer has enjoyed significant domestic success at both 800m and 1500m but it will be in the women’s 10km marathon swim where she will make her Olympics debut this summer.

Kathleen Dawson

Scottish backstroke swimmer was part of the gold-medal winning mixed relay team at Tokyo 2020. She is the current European 100m backstroke champion and European record holder.

Tom Dean

Became the first male British swimmer in 113 years to win two Olympic gold medals at the same Games in Tokyo with wins in the 200m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle events.

Angharad Evans

Victory in the women’s 100m breaststroke at the British trials helped earn her a discretionary pick for the Games. Olympics debut.

Luke Greenbank

Backstroke specialist won individual bronze and relay silver at the Tokyo Olympics. Qualified for Paris after finishing second in the men’s 200m backstroke.

James Guy

Picked for his third Games in Paris and hoping to add to his five Olympic medals, all of which have come in the relays. Picked up double relay gold in Tokyo.

Medi Harris

Will make her Olympics debut in Paris aged 21. Welsh swimmer has already enjoyed considerable international relay success, including European gold in 2022.

Lucy Hope

Second Olympics for the freestyle specialist, having finished fifth as part of the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay in Tokyo. Earlier this year was part of the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay team to pick up world silver.

Anna Hopkin

Already an Olympic gold medallist having been part of the 4x100m mixed relay team in Tokyo, Hopkin won both the 50m and 100m freestyle events at the British trials to secure her place for Paris.

Daniel Jervis

A two-time Commonwealth Games medallist in the 1500m freestyle, Jervis will be hoping to improve on his fifth place on his Olympics debut in Tokyo.

Joe Litchfield

Son of former Preston and Bradford City goalkeeper Peter, and younger brother of team-mate Max, Litchfield finished 34th in the 200m individual medley on his Olympics debut in Tokyo. Won the 100m butterfly at the British trials.

Max Litchfield

Set a new British record in the men’s 400m individual medley to book his place at Paris, for what will be his third Olympics. Older brother to Joe, Litchfield finished fourth at both his previous Games.

Jonathon Marshall

Born and raised in Ohio, America, Marshall competes at his first Olympics in Paris. His mother and father were both former swimmers. He finished second in the 100m backstroke at the British trials.

Jack McMillan

Belfast-born swimmer competed for the Republic of Ireland in Tokyo but will swap to British colours for Paris. Freestyle specialist.

Keanna MacInnes

Beat 200m butterfly world champion Laura Stephens at the British trials, and then repeated the feat in the 100m to also book her place for Paris. Olympics debut.

Oliver Morgan

A relative latecomer to swimming having only picked it up seriously when moving to university, the backstroke specialist broke Liam Tancock’s 15-year 100m British record at the trials to book his place at his maiden Games in Paris.

Eva Okaro

Teenager will become the first Black woman to represent Team GB in the pool at an Olympic Games. Finished second in the 100m freestyle and 50m freestyle at the British trials.

Honey Osrin

Loughborough University criminology student swapped Cape Town for Plymouth aged 13 to further her swimming career Won 200m backstroke gold – her first senior national title – at the British trials to book her Olympics debut spot at Paris.

Hector Pardoe: men’s marathon

Winner of bronze at February’s World Championships – becoming the first British man to win a global open water medal since Welsh compatriot David Davies in 2008 – Pardoe makes his second Olympics appearance.

Adam Peaty

Breaststroke champion will aim for a third successive 100m title in Paris after gold in Rio and Tokyo. Also winner of mixed relay gold in Tokyo, Peaty has overcome injury and mental health difficulties to reach his third Games.

Ben Proud

Sprinter narrowly missed out on a medal in both Rio and then Tokyo, before becoming the first person to win world, European and Commonwealth swimming titles in the same year in 2022.

Matthew Richards

An Olympic champion aged 18 as part of the 4x200m relay team in Tokyo, Richards touched out team-mate Tom Dean to become 200m freestyle world champion in 2023. Won both the 100m freestyle and 200m freestyle titles at the British trials. Aiming for five medals in Paris.

Toby Robinson: men’s marathon

Having narrowly missed out on a place at Tokyo, Robinson makes his Olympics bow in Paris. Finished 15th at the 2024 World Championships.

Duncan Scott

Became the first British athlete to win four medals at a single Olympics, with gold and three silver at Tokyo, and simultaneously became Britain’s most decorated swimmer in Olympic history. Won the 200m individual medley at the British trials and finished second to Richards in the 200m freestyle.

Katie Shanahan

Made her world championship bow in 2023, finishing fourth in the 200m backstroke and seventh in the 400m individual medley. Olympics debut.

Laura Stephens

Claimed Britain’s first global title in a women’s individual event since Rebecca Adlington in 2011 with 200m butterfly gold this February. Second Olympics after just missing the butterfly final in Tokyo.

Jacob Whittle

The youngest Team GB swimmer at Tokyo, Whittle has won European and Commonwealth relay titles in the years since.

James Wilby

Finished fifth and sixth in the 100m and 200m breaststroke finals at Tokyo 2020 before winning silver as part of the 4x100m medley relay team. Gains a coaches discretionary pick for Paris after finishing outside of the nomination standard.

Abbie Wood

Narrowly missed out on a medal in the 200m individual medley at Tokyo, before winning five medals at the Commonwealth Games the following summer. A world relay silver medallist this year, victory in the 200m individual medley at the British trials booked her Paris spot.

TriathlonBeth Potter: Women’s individual

The Glaswegian finished 34th in the 10,000m at the Rio 206 Olympics, before switching to triathlon. In 2023, the former physics teacher won the Olympic test event in Paris and was crowned world champion in Pontevedra, Spain.

Alex Yee: Men’s individual

A former training colleague of the Brownlee brothers, Yee claimed individual silver and mixed relay gold at Tokyo 2020. Having been awarded an MBE in 2022, Yee booked his spot at the 2024 Games by winning the test event in 2023.

WeightliftingEmily Campbell: women’s +81kg

Nottingham’s Campbell discovered Olympic lifting through CrossFit, and makes her second Games appearance after becoming Britain’s first female Olympic medalist in weightlifting, with silver at Tokyo 2020. Since then she has won world bronze and silver and four straight European titles.