Meet Team GB: who are the British athletes competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

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If the 2020 Olympics go ahead this summer for 2021, Team GB is expecting to take roughly 375-380 athletes to Tokyo, with more British women than men for the first time. This number would exceed the 366-strong team for the last Games in Rio, which was then Team GB's biggest travelling delegation since Barcelona 1992.

Due to the disruption brought about by the coronavirus pandemic delaying the Games by 12 months, Team GB have so far only named around 10 per cent of their team. As other athletes are added, the below list will be updated.

Who are Team GB's athletes?

Canoeing

Adam Burgess: Canoe Slalom - Men’s Canoe Single (C1)
European silver medallist and multiple World Cup medallist. Olympics debut.

Bradley Forbes-Cryans: Canoe Slalom - Men’s Kayak Single (K1)
World Cup silver medallist, fourth at 2019 World Championships. Olympics debut.

Mallory Franklin: Canoe Slalom - Women’s Canoe Single (C1)
Great Britain’s most successful female paddler, including individual world and European gold. Olympics debut.

Liam Heath: Canoe Sprint - Men’s Kayak Single (K1) 200m
Competing at third Games after bronze at London and silver and gold in Rio.

Kimberley Woods: Canoe Slalom - Women’s Kayak Single (K1)
Multiple world and European team medallist. Olympics debut.

*further athlete additions expected*

Sailing

Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey: 49erFX (Women’s Skiff)
Sixth at her first Olympics, Dobson has partnered up with Tidey who previously represented Ireland at Rio 2016.

Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell: 49er (Men’s Skiff)
London 2012 silver medallist Bithell and Fletcher have won world and European gold together.

Luke Patience and Chris Grube: 470 Men (Men’s Two Person Dinghy)
Olympic silver medallist at London, Patience was fifth alongside Grube in Rio.

Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre: 470 Women (Women’s Two Person Dinghy)
A Tokyo medal for Mills would make her the most successful female Olympic sailor of all time after two previous golds (2016) and silver (2012). McIntyre makes her Olympic debut 32 years after her dad Mike won gold for Britain.

Giles Scott: Finn (Men’s One Person Dinghy Heavy)
Defending Olympic champion, four-time Finn world champion and member of Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup team.

Tom Squires: RS:X Men (Men’s Windsurfer)
Formerly a gardener, claimed the prestigious Princess Sofia Trophy in 2016. Olympics debut.

Emma Wilson: RS:X Women (Women’s Windsurfer)
The daughter of 1988 and 1992 Olympic windsurfer Penny Way, Wilson will look to win Britain’s first women's windsurfing Olympic medal since Bryony Shaw’s bronze in 2008. Olympics debut.

Alison Young: Laser Radial (Women’s One Person Dinghy)
The 2015 Laser Radial world champion competes at her third Olympics.

Shooting

Matt Coward-Holley: men’s Olympic trap
Ranked world number two in Olympic trap, and world champion in 2019. Olympics debut.

Aaron Heading: men’s Olympic trap
Four-time Commonwealth Games medallist, four-time World Cup medallist and a European Games medallist. Olympics debut.

Kirsty Hegarty: women’s Olympic trap
First Northern Irish athlete to be selected for Team GB for Tokyo. European and Commonwealth Games silver medallist. Olympics debut.

Seonaid McIntosh: women’s 50m 3 positions rifle and 10m air rifle
Commonwealth Games double bronze medallist, European champion and world record holder. Olympics debut.

*further athlete additions expected*

Sport climbing

Shauna Coxsey
Britain's most successful climber, a two-time bouldering World Cup winner and double world bronze medallist. Olympics debut.

Swimming

Adam Peaty
First member of Team GB to claim gold at Rio 2016 and the first British male Olympic champion in the pool since 1988. Reigning double world champion and world record holder.

Duncan Scott
Double Olympic silver medallist, also won gold at three successive World Championships.

James Wilby
Claimed medals of all three colours at the 2019 World Championships, earning individual 100m breaststroke silver before playing a key role in British relay successes. Olympics debut.

Luke Greenbank
Back-stroke specialist is a double world medallist and Commonwealth Games silver medallist. Olympics debut.

*further athlete additions to come *

Triathlon

Jonny Brownlee
Olympic bronze medallist in 2012 followed by silver in 2016.

Vicky Holland
Britain’s first female Olympic medallist in triathlon with bronze in Rio, 2018 world champion.

Jess Learmonth
Double Commonwealth Games silver medallist, world silver medallist and 2017 European champion. Olympics debut.

Georgia Taylor-Brown
Double world bronze medallist before claiming gold in 2020. Olympics debut.

*further athlete additions expected*