Star sailor Ainslie picked for GBR Olympic team
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
LONDON (AP) -- Star sailor Ben Ainslie has been selected to Team Great Britain for the London Olympics.
Competing in the Finn class, Ainslie will be trying for his fourth straight gold medal and fifth straight Olympic medal overall.
Despite his past Olympic dominance, Ainslie faced a tough qualification battle against some talented countrymen.
Expectations on Ainslie will be high as he competes in his home waters. One British journalist has called him "The greatest sailor Britain has seen since Nelson."
Ainslie returned to his Olympic campaign last November after spending time with a now-defunct British America's Cup team.