Britain picks sailors for London Olympic team

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The British Olympic Association has picked sailors Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell as the latest team members for the London Games.

The 25-year-old sailors were selected ahead of double Olympic silver medalist Nick Rogers and two-time world champion pair Nic Asher and Elliot Willis to complete in the men's 470 class.

Patience and Bithell only started sailing together in 2009.

Team GB sailing team leader Stephen Park says they ''are a classic example of how getting the right complement of skill sets for helm and crew in the boat can really launch sailors' careers.''

The pair won silver at last month's world championships. Their inclusion takes the number of athletes who have been selected by Britain to 21.

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