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Emma Hollis nominated for Paralympic Games selection
10 April 2012
The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has confirmed that 16 British swimmers have been selected for ParalympicsGB for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
A further 26 nominations from British Swimming were accepted by the BPA’s Qualification and Selection Panel subject to formal confirmation of the slots made available for London 2012 by IPC Swimming.
Those 26 athletes will therefore only have their selection confirmed by the BPA once the IPC slot allocation has been formally made in early June.
One of the 26 nominations is Loughborough University student Emma Hollis. Emma is joined on the list by her brother James Hollis.
ParalympicsGB Chef de Mission Craig Hunter said:
“It is great news that the ParalympicsGB team for London will be bolstered by such a strong squad of swimmers. Swimming has historically been a sport in which British Paralympians excel and the team have produced some outstanding performances at World and European level since Beijing.
"While we need to wait until June for the formal confirmation of the full team, with such a strong squad announced today, I am confident that they will continue their impressive record in London and I am looking forward to seeing them all compete for ParalympicsGB.”
The swimming team has historically been one of the highest performing teams for ParalympicsGB: the team won 41 medals in Beijing in total, 11 of them gold, finishing fourth on the swimming medal table, and also finished second and third on the table in Athens and Sydney respectively.
Full details can be found on the British Swimming website.