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Britain’s Best: Athletes to Watch
Jonathan & Alistair BrownleeBritain’s top triathlete brothers Jonathan (left) and Alistair Brownlee (right) are the gold and silver medal favorites going into the London Games. After extensive rehabilitation on his torn Achilles, Alistair edged out his younger brother to nab the Triathlon world title in 2011 (his second overall), but the sporty siblings have hinted they’d love to cross the finish line together in a tie for Olympic gold.
Katherine Grainger & Anna WatkinsSince joining forces in 2010, GB double scullers Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins have been an unstoppable force in rowing. The duo head to the London Games undefeated, their most notable win at the 2011 World Rowing Championships, where they secured Britain’s first gold.
Natasha JonasWomen’s boxing makes its Olympic debut in 2012, and Britain’s first Olympic lightweight boxer is 27-year-old hopeful Natasha Jonas (above in red). The Liverpool native (dubbed the ‘smiling assassin’ by teammates) recently picked up a bronze medal at the World Championships in China to secure her spot at the London Games.
Iain Percy & Andrew SimpsonChildhood pals and longtime sailing partners Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson were Britain's golden duo thanks to their first-place finish at the 2008 Beijing Games. Two years later, they did it again, taking top honors at the World Championships in Rio De Janeiro. Percy and Simpson grabbed silver at this year's competition.
Beth TweddleAll eyes will be on this English gymnast this month. Twenty-seven-year-old Beth Tweddle is looking to redeem her fourth-place finish in Beijing with a medal-worthy performance in London. She's Britain's most decorated gymnast with three world championship wins and seven consecutive national championships titles (2001-2007) to her name. In 2006, she was nominated for BBC Sports' Personality of the Year, finishing third. But such an honor was all her own, as it's the only time a British gymnast has ever made the cut.