Davies hopes Serpentine simulator will help him win the Olympic 10K

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Double Olympic medallist David Davies is hoping a revolutionary new computer game designed by students can help him claim gold at London 2012. Kept secret in British swimming for the last year, the project called Open Water Warfare is supposed to help home stars compete in the 10K, apparently by letting them practice the navigation in a 3D simulation of the Olympic Serpentine course in Hyde Park.

“Navigation has been the biggest challenge for me since I transferred from the pool,” he said.

“I have struggled with it in other races and it happens to plenty of other swimmers.

“It cost me the gold in Beijing where I was probably the best swimmer but not the best open water swimmer.

“Even over 10km centimetres can cost you and knowing the best line through this line, through this game, can prove the difference.”

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