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Sophie shows her true colours

3 August 2012

Wimbledon supporter goes for gold

Sophie Hosking is planning to show her support for AFC Wimbledon when she bids for Olympic glory at Eton Dorney tomorrow.

GB rower Sophie, who has reached the Women's Lightweight Double Sculls final by teaming up with Katherine Copeland, will paint her fingernails in our blue and yellow colours on Saturday. Sophie, who played for Wimbledon Ladies FC when she was a teenager, is a supporter of AFC Wimbledon, though she did not have much chance to attend matches last season due to her Olympic training schedule.

Now 26 years of age, former Kingston Grammar School student Sophie was a versatile midfielder when she played for Wimbledon Ladies FC, but she stopped playing to concentrate on rowing after gaining a sports scholarship.

Sophie and Katherine swept into the final on Thursday with the fastest qualifying semi-final time and the pair only started rowing together earlier this year. All at AFC Wimbledon wish Sophie good luck in her bid for medal glory tomorrow.

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