He’ll be the only athlete competing for fourth gold at consecutive Games

It has just been announced that Ben Ainslie is one of the first athletes selected to be part of Team GB for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

It makes Ainslie the only athlete competing in London for a fourth Olympic gold at consecutive Games. If he wins gold, he’ll become the most successful sailor ever.

“I can think of no one in any sport you would put your money on more than Ben,” said Iain Percy, Double Olympic gold medallist. “He is the hardest worked I know, he’s a real machine on the training side and the old cliché is true; the harder you train, the better you do.”

Watch the video below to see just what makes Ben Ainslie a sailing star:

More Ben Ainslie news:

British Olympic Team Announced
Ainslie joins the Extreme Sailing Series
Olympic profile: Ben Ainslie