London 2012: Louth kayaker Louise Donington on course

Louise Donington
Donington started canoeing in Grimsby docks

Lincolnshire kayaker Louise Donington said she is in the best form possible to claim a place in the Olympic squad.

Louise, 27, from Fulstow near Louth, has undergone a rigorous winter programme on the water and in the gym.

Britain have only one Olympic place available and Donington faces stiff competition from Lizzie Neave and Fiona Pennie for a place at the Games.

She told BBC Look North: "We have four girls working really hard every day and we're always pushing each other on."

Her coach Craig Morris said: "Louise has a really strong chance. She's one of many girls who are fiercely competitive for the Games.

"It's a fantastic opportunity for them and she's really got her head down this winter, training hard, with a real single-minded attitude to do her best on the day and achieve a place at the Games."

The trials take place on the Olympic course in the Lea Valley during the second week of April.

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