Sam Sills is breathing a huge sigh of relief as his last shot at reaching an Olympic Games has paid off.

The windsurfer from Devon has been selected to represent Team GB in sailing at Paris 2024. The former junior world champion returned to competitive sailing in 2020 to race in the new Olympic discipline iQFOIL and put his life on hold to become an Olympian.

“It's a big relief actually, it's pretty amazing,” Sills said. “It was probably a 20-year journey to get there.

“It was really hard and I can't really believe that it's all coming together. I'm pretty tired, but also happy and very excited to just get to work and try and bring home a gold medal for Great Britain, that’s the plan.

“Coming back, that moment it definitely felt like this is it, let's go for it and put everything I could into it.”