MAKING THE GRADE | London 2012 hopefuls go back to school

BRITISH London 2012 hopefuls from every single Olympic and Paralympic sport dusted off their uniforms for a school photo-style shoot yesterday – with four-time gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent as headmaster. Arsenal footballer Kieran Gibbs (row three, far left), tennis star Elena Baltacha (row two, fifth from left), sprinter Marlon Devonish (row four, fifth from right), long-jump specialist Chris Tomlinson (top row, fifth from right) and teenage weightlifter Zoe Smith (front row, far right) were among the 47 Team GB representatives who posed for the National Lottery event at the City of London School. The Lottery is supporting all Olympic and Paralympic summer sports and is investing £2.2bn in London 2012 venues, infrastructure and legacy.

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