Payne is facing the weight of Great Britain’s expectations on her well-trained shoulders and is standing up to the pressure like the champion she is.
She peaks at
the right moment and excels when the world’s fastest swimmers start nipping at
Repeating her world championship performance from 2009,
Keri-Anne led from start to finish at the 2011 World Championships in the
pressure-laden 10K race.
Showcasing her exceptional navigational IQ, her
extraordinary aerobic conditioning and a tenacity inherent in her DNA,
Keri-Anne never let up at the world championships and never looked back as she
became the hands-down Olympic gold medal favorite.
Named as World Open
Water Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine and Ligue Europeenne de
Natation (LEN), the icon of Great Britain is experiencing a great build-up to
the Olympic year in her home country.
For her outstanding world
championship swim that clearly demonstrated her mastery over the world’s elite,
but also for her personable interaction with fans, her friendly patience with
the media, and her ability to rise to the occasion when all the marbles are at
Payne is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water
Swimming Woman of the Year.
WOWSA aims to promote open water swimming as a global sport for those of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It hosts the World Open Water Swimming Awards to recognize the open water swimming’s heroes and heroines.
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