Keri-Anne Payne, Chad Ho Team Up In Copacabana

Keri-Anne Payne, Chad Ho Team Up In Copacabana

I lived in South Africa until I was 13 when my parents moved back to Great Britain,” says Olympic medalist and world champion Keri-Anne Payne. “I have dual citizenship, but now I am living in Scotland with my husband.”

But she is still swimming fast and teamed up with fellow Olympic marathon swimmer Chad Ho at the King and Queen of the Sea competition in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.

The duo finished a close third to hometown favorite Team Brazil and the pumped up Italian team in today’s short 1 km team grid race. But Sunday’s televised race will be longer and more to the liking of Payne and Ho: 6 loops of 500m each.

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