London 2012: Emily Taylor bids for last Olympic seat

Olympic rowing hopeful Emily Taylor has said she is doing all she can in her bid to win a place in the women's eight at London 2012.

The 24-year-old from Lincoln broke into the elite squad in February 2011 only five years after taking up the sport.

She told BBC Look North: "Next week we're doing testing on the water in pairs and we have to do well in that.

"That determines who our pairs partner is for the final [Olympic Games] team trials is."

Despite her determination, Olympic medal great Sir Matthew Pinsent sounds a word of caution: "For someone to do what she's done is, and I'm not saying she can't do it, already a massive achievement.

"If she doesn't make London then she's going to be one of the Rio generation for 2016."

The trials take place in March on the Olympic course at Eton.