Olympic Thursday, 2 February 2012
Keri-Anne Payne (text & video)
BBC Sport’s Nick Hope on a weekend atop a mountain with open-water swimming’s world number one, Keri-Anne Payne.
Keri-Anne hopes the distraction of her own wedding can help her win Olympic gold in 2012. The Beijing silver medallist is one of GB's big medal hopes in the pool and fast becoming one of the faces of the London Games. As the pressure builds, she hopes she can stay on course for success by planning her marriage to fellow swimmer David Carry.
You can hear more from Keri-Anne Payne this Saturday, 1pm on BBC One, as British Olympic Dreams visits the swimmer in altitude training in Sierra Nevada, Spain.
Have your say on whether you think Keri-Anne Payne can add an Olympic gold medal to her collection by adding #Olympicthursday to your tweets
Who is The Chaser? He’s the star of CBBC’s brand new series Ultimate Sports Day, tracking down contestants over a 150m distance. But he’s also Stig-like in his anonymity. BBC Sport can reveal he has an Olympic pedigree, but no more than that. This clip from episode three of Ultimate Sports Day, to be broadcast at 0900 GMT on BBC Two this Saturday, 11 February, gives us a good look at The Chaser. Can you tell who it is?
Clip available at www.bbc.co.uk/sport
Lose? What do you mean, lose?
Having spent the last #olympicthursday at the yard of paradressage star Lee Pearson, BBC Sport looks at the only Britons who can claim to be unbeaten in all major international events since their sport’s introduction to the Paralympics in 1996.
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