Keri-Anne Payne: a step back from swimming has reignited desire to compete in Rio


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The British Open water swimming star, who won a silver medal in the Beijing Olympics and who battled to fourth place in London 2012, took a step back from swimming in 2013 to recharge and consider her future plans.

However after competing in the ‘King & Queen of the Sea’ challenge in Copacabana, Brazil, where she and team-mate Chad Ho came second, she is even more determined to qualify for 2016.


“It was great to go over to Rio and swim where the Olympics are going to be – it certainly has given me some excitement to get there in 2016. It’s something I have only decided recently, but I am looking towards Rio – Rio is my next target.

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