London 2012: Keri-Anne Payne says back local athletes

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UK should back London 2012 - Payne

Two-time world open-water swimming champion and Olympic silver medallist Keri-Anne Payne says the whole of the UK should support their local athletes at the London 2012 Olympics.

The Manchester-based athlete says she hopes her success will inspire youngsters in her local area to start swimming, and says it should be the same everywhere else in the country.

Payne will be among the favourites in the women's 10km open-water event which will take place in the Serpentine in Hyde Park.

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