Rising rowing star Louloudis fit for British eight at London 2012
Sunday, 08 July 2012
July 8 - Constantine Louloudis, one of the rising stars of British rowing, will compete for Team GB in the men's eight at the London 2012 Olympic Games after recovering from a back injury.
Louloudis, 20, claimed gold in the men's pair with George Nash at the 2011 under-23 World Championships in Amsterdam, and was the youngest member of the victorious Oxford crew at last year's Boat Race, at the age of 19.
"I'm delighted to have been selected after such a long period of doubt," said Louloudis (pictured top).
"I can't wait to race at the Olympic Games this summer in London."
Team GB Rowing team leader David Tanner added: "It is good news that Constantine Louloudis is now fully recovered from his injury and as an exciting young prospect I'm sure he can really add something to our men's eight.
"I'm very pleased that this completes the names for all 52 qualified slots."
The British Olympic Association also confirmed that the two openweight men's rowing spares for the Olympics would be Marcus Bateman (pictured above) and Cameron Nichol.
Bateman, 29, won bronze with the men's eight at the Munich World Cup and silver at the Lucerne World Cup events earlier this year.
Nichol, 25, claimed silver with the men's eight at both the 2010 and 2011 World Championships.
In the lightweight category, 27-year-old Adam Freeman-Pask, who won gold in the lightweight men's single skull at Lucerne earlier this year, and gold in the lightweight men's pair with crew-mate Paul Mattick at the 2012 Munich and Belgrade World Cups, will occupy the reserve spot.
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