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Small English school will make a splash at Games

Cheers will ring out from a small southwest England school when the Summer Games come to London, but not just for British Olympic diving hopeful Tom Daley.

india Updated: Jul 06, 2012 13:01 IST

Cheers will ring out from a small southwest England school when the Summer Games come to London, but not just for British Olympic diving hopeful Tom Daley.

Three swimmers, all from different nations, are also enrolled at Plymouth College, a 530-student Independent school which never before could boast an Olympian in the class room.

“With everything going around, like the Olympic torch and all the other events happening around the country, it’s made reality hit but it’s still hard to believe,” said Jade Howard, 17, who swims for Zambia.

“It’s brilliant, it’s like going to Olympian school,” said class mate Ruta Meilutyte who will represent Lithuania.

The Games will be the first for Howard, Meilutyte and Ugandan Jamila Lunkuse.

Meilutyte, 15 and the top female Lithuanian swimmer, has a genuine chance of winning a medal in the 100 metres breaststroke after having swam the third quickest time in the world this year(1.07:30).

But as it is her first Olympics she is setting a more modest target.

Twitter ban for ‘gun toting’ swimmers

Brisbane: Controversial Australian swimmers Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk have been slapped with a social media ban and will be sent home early from the Olympics as punishment for posting pictures of themselves toting firearms on Twitter and Facebook.

The pair posed for the pictures at a gun shop in the United States.