Wales

Swimmer Jazz Carlin makes Team GB 50p coin at Royal Mint

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Media captionThe 50p piece is available in silver, gold and platinum, priced from £5

Welsh swimmer Jazz Carlin has helped to strike an official Team GB commemorative 50p coin at the Royal Mint.

Carlin, who secured her Olympic place earlier this month, produced a gold edition 50p at the mint in Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff.

The 25-year-old said: "I can't wait for the next few months, putting in the last hard work in training."

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro begin in 100 days.

The 50p piece is available in silver, gold and platinum and is priced from £5.

Anne Jessopp, the Royal Mint's director of commemorative coin, said: "We are thrilled to be able to show our support for Team GB in this way, and celebrate the talent, dedication and Olympian spirit of the athletes chosen to represent us in what we hope will be yet another piece of Great British sporting history for the team."

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