DANIEL SLIWINSKI (Swimming) WHO? Ex-member of Preston Swimming Club and Gallica – an elite county squad that used to train in Blackburn. His mum Christine is from Blackburn.

IN THE GB TEAM? Sliwinski, 21, the British record holder in the 100m breaststroke, booked his place in the Olympics last Sunday with victory at the British Gas Swimming Championships at London’s Aquatics Centre.

MEDAL? Regarded as one of GB’s brightest prospects and has a chance of reaching his final. His win in London also earned him a place in the GB medley relay squad.

QUOTE: After everything Daniel has been through, his two years of injuries, this was a race that could shape the rest of his life. But he was absolutely brilliant. (Quotes from Sliwinski’s mum Christine Denton)