Jack Burnell wins silver at European Open Water Championships in Netherlands

British open water swimmer Jack Burnell
Burnell was the first British athlete to qualify direct for Rio with fifth place in the World Championship in July 2015

British open water swimmer Jack Burnell rounded off his Olympic preparations by claiming silver at the European Championships in the Netherlands.

Burnell, 23, officially named in the Rio Team GB squad last month, was fifth at the 2015 World Championships.

He finished the European 10km course in one hour 55 minutes and 21.2 seconds, just 0.6 seconds behind Dutch winner and defending champion Ferry Weertman.

Briton Caleb Hughes, not selected for Rio, finished sixth in Hoorn.

In the women's 10km race Danielle Huskisson was eighth.

Two-time world champion Keri-anne Payne - who will race in Rio - skipped the event in order to continue her Olympic preparations elsewhere.

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