Bury St Edmunds’ former Team Ipswich swimmer Chris Walker-Hebborn named in Team GB Olympic squad

Commonwealth Games double gold medal winner Chris Walker-Hebborn

Commonwealth Games double gold medal winner Chris Walker-Hebborn - Credit: PA

Former King Edwards Grammar School pupil Chris Walker-Hebborn has been named in the Team GB squad for the 2016 Olympics, in Rio.

The former Team Ipswich swimmer, who lived in Bury St Edmunds as a youngster, was sweating on his place after failing to meet the qualifying time at last week’s British Championships in Glasgow,.

However, the 25-year-old’s fate was announced yesterday, the two-time gold medal winner at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 was named in a squad of 26 yesterday.

The team featuring backstroke swimmer Walker-Hebborn, also includes world and european champion Adam Peaty, as well as James Guy and Jazz Carlin.

Squad: James Guy, Adam Peaty, Max Litchfield, Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Andrew Willis, Hannah Miley, Ben Proud, Chloe Tutton, Ross Murdoch, Stephen Milne, Robbie Renwick, Duncan Scott, Craig Benson, Fran Halsall, Molly Renshaw, Chris Walker-Hebborn, Tim Shuttleworth, Aimee Willmott, Eleanor Faulkner, Georgia Coates, Camilla Hattersley, Georgia Davies, Cameron Kurle, Ieuan Lloyd, Daniel Wallace.

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