Sawley kayaker Schofield is Rio bound

Photo Neil Cross
Clitheroe Torchlight Procession 
Olympians Sam Murray and Jon Schofield
Photo Neil Cross Clitheroe Torchlight Procession Olympians Sam Murray and Jon Schofield

Sawley’s Olympic bronze medallist Jon Schofield has been named among six canoe sprint athletes to represent Team GB at the Games in Rio.

The 31-year-old, who earned a podium finish at London 2012, will once again team up with Liam Heath in the men’s K2 200m when the event gets underway in Brazil’s former capital in August.

Jess Walker (K1 200m and K4 500m), Louisa Gurski (K4 500m), Rachel Cawthorn (K1 500m and K4 500m) and Rebeka Simon (K4 500m) are also in the squad.

lFor Jon’s full reaction to his Team GB selection for the Olympic Games in Rio pick up a copy of next week’s Clitheroe Advertiser and Times.