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Ben Ainslie on track for London 2012

Ben Ainslie was today confirmed by the BOA (British Olympic Association) as one of the first athletes to be selected to be part of Team GB for the 2012 London Olympic Games. 
After a hard fought qualification battle against some very talented British sailors Ainslie will now get his chance to compete for his fifth Olympic medal and fourth gold at successive Olympic Games. He will be the only athlete competing in London for a fourth Olympic gold at consecutive Games.
Find out what the man himself thinks in the video link below: Mixed with awe-inspiring sailing footage the video features five times Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave, sports journalist Henry Winter, Team GB double Olympic gold medallist sailor Iain Percy and Brazilian sailing legend Robert Scheidt talking about Ben and his achievements. It’s a timeline of Ben’s career and features Ben’s thoughts on his past successes and hopes for the future.

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Henry Winter, Chief Football Correspondent for the Telegraph refers to Ainslie as “The greatest sailor Britain has seen since Nelson.”
Expectation’s on Ainslie are going to be high going into next year’s home Games. But what do his friends, rivals and legends of sport think?
Iain Percy: Double Olympic gold medallist and friend.

“I can think of no one in any sport you would put your money on more than Ben. He is the hardest worker I know, he’s a real machine on the training side and the old cliché is true, the harder you train, the better you do.”
Sir Steve Redgrave: Five time Olympic gold medallist.
“The multiple medallists from different Games I think are at a different level from the multiple medallists from one Games. True great athletes are ones that can come back four years later and do it again and again four years after that and do it again.”
Robert Scheidt : Four time’s Brazilian Olympic medallist and Ben Ainslie’s greatest rival to-date.
“In his mind he wants to give that extra but the others don’t give and makes him a very strong competitor. To beat him you have to be at your best, if you’re not at your best you won’t beat him”

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