VIDEO: Getting ready for action with The Marshall Islands.

By Lewis Woods of The Reporters' Academy Tuesday July 31st

We caught up with 50m freestyle swimmer Ann-Marie Hepler and 100m sprinter Timi Garstang, a week before they competed at their first Olympic Games.

The athletes were both attending a delegation meal on the Thames with the President of The Marshall Islands, Christopher Loeak. We asked how training was going, and what they are hoping to achieve whilst competing.

This film was produced by Lewis of The Reporters' Academy, a media production company run by young people, tasked with the mission of telling the stories of Oceania's London 2012 Journey. The Reporters' Academy is integrated into the world of media, education and employment, based in two great sporting cities, Manchester and Melbourne and is officially Inspired by London 2012.


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