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As our Wiltshire Olympians get set to go for gold here is a look at their background and achievements

Name:

Pete Reed

Sport/ Event:

Rowing/ men’s four

Date of birth:

27/07/81

Place of birth:

Seattle, United States

Based:

Chiswick, west London

Top career achievement:

The former Cirencester Deer Park School student won gold in men’s four at 2008 Olympics in Beijing

Name:

Steve Rowbotham

Sport/ Event:

Rowing/ quadruple sculls

Date of birth:

11/11/81

Place of birth:

Swindon

Based:

Isleworth, west London

Top career achievement:

Won bronze in men’s double scull at 2008 Olympics in Beijing

Name:

Heather Stanning

Sport/ Event:

Rowing/ women’s pair

Date of birth:

26/01/85

Place of birth:

Yeovil

Based:

Reading

Top career achievement:

The Larkhill-based army captain won silver medals at the 2010 and 2011 world championships alongside Helen Glover

Name:

Grant Turner

Sport/ Event:

Swimming/ 4x100m freestyle relay

Date of birth:

11/03/89

Place of birth:

Swindon

Based:

Loughborough

Top career achievement:

Won silver in 4x100m freestyle relay at 2010 Commonwealth Games

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