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British duo miss European Champs

EUROPEAN PARALYMPIC SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Venue: Reyjkavik, Iceland Dates: 18-24 October
Coverage: Highlights on the red button and BBC Sport website; live commentary on BBC 5 live sports extra

David Roberts, Danielle Watts
Roberts and Watts are both out because of injury

Paralympians David Roberts and Danielle Watts have withdrawn from the British team at the European Disability Swimming Championships in Reykjavik.

Roberts fractured his elbow and bruised his ribs and right shoulder in a fall, while Watts has a rotator cuff injury.

"All athletes, coaches and staff wish them both well and hope to see them back as soon as possible," national performance director Tim Reddish said.

The competition takes place between 18-26 October.

Roberts won four gold medals at the 2008 Paralympics, taking his career total to 11, and was part of the 4×100m freestyle relay team that broke the world record by seven seconds.


Great Britain men's squad:

James Anderson, Anthony Stephens, Sascha Kindred, Matthew Whorwood, Matthew Walker, Jonathan Fox, Richard Howard, Sam Hynd, Sean Fraser, Thomas Young, David Hill,
Graham Edmunds, Robert Welbourn, Daniel Pepper, Benjamin Procter, Craig Rodgie, Nicholas Boylan.

Great Britain women's squad:

Nyree Lewis, Eleanor Simmonds, Natalie Jones, Elizabeth Johnson, Francesca O'Connor, Charlotte Henshaw, Emma Hollis, Heather Frederiksen, Claire Cashmore, Stephanie Millward, Louise Watkin, Lauren Steadman, Elizabeth Simpkin, Kate Grey, Emma Cattle, Rhiannon Henry, Lauren Hobbins,
Stephanie Bird, Amberley Hoar, Natalie Massey.



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