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Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 August 2007, 14:54 GMT 15:54 UK

Cassie Patten - Swimming
British swimmer Cassie Patten
'Gutsy' and 'winner' are two words that easily describe this phenomenal swimmer from Cornwall who is aiming for a golden double in Beijing.

She fought off jellyfish and flailing arms to win silver in the 10km open water race at the world championships in Melbourne in March. All this just nine months after taking up the event.

Then seven days later the 20-year-old jumped into the pool at the British Championships in Manchester and was 800m champ.

She also dreams of presenting Blue Peter. But the TV studios can wait; the Beijing podium awaits.



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