BORDERER Lucy Hope has been picked to represent Team GB at this summer's Olympic Games in Paris.

The freestyle specialist was named among a 33-strong team across pool and marathon swimming.

The 27-year-old will return to the Olympic fray after first representing her country at Tokyo 2020.

At her maiden Olympic Games, Hope was part of the women's 4x100m freestyle relay that finished fifth, setting a new British record in the process.

Team GB chef de mission Mark England said: “Team GB has a proud tradition in Olympic swimming competitions, and I am delighted to welcome all 33 athletes to the team for Paris 2024. The strength and depth of our pool swimming team was evident to see at the recent Aquatics GB Swimming Championships, and along with the ten swimmers making their debut for Team GB it is fantastic to welcome back seven Olympic Champions and nine Olympic medallists."

Speaking on the 33-strong team selected for Paris, Aquatics GB performance director Chris Spice – who will be swimming team leader at his third Olympics in a few months’ time – added: "This is such an exciting group of athletes that we will be taking to Paris this summer, coming off the back of a brilliant six days of racing at our Olympic selection event in the Speedo Aquatics GB Swimming Championships, featuring world-class finals performances, British records, plenty of personal bests and all of our athletes executing in the arena as we know they do so well. That is testament to the swimmers themselves, as well as the coaches and support staff working tirelessly in the background.

"On top of some outstanding individual swims, the collective displays showed that we are in a really good place across multiple relay events, which has been a key focus for us over recent years - and the depth that this team possesses is fantastic."

Head coach Bill Furniss said: "The swimmers have come through a tough selection process and earned the chance to show what they are capable of on the Olympic stage. We have a mix of proven experience and some exciting new talent, and our relay strength is encouraging in many events.

"The challenge for everyone on the team is to maximise the final months of preparation and produce their best performance of the season in the Olympic arena."