Charlotte Henshaw determined to keep dream alive after missing London 2012 qualification

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MANSFIELD swimmer Charlotte Henshaw is in the last chance saloon after failing to qualify for the London Paralympics at last week’s British Swimming Championships.

Henshaw failed to meet the strict qualifying time of 1:40:87 and will now have one last chance to qualify at the British International Disability Swimming Championships at Sheffield in April.

Agent Chris Whitaker said: “It is all about moving forward now. I am not sure what went wrong, but we are all about focusing on what is to come and not on what has gone before.

“Charlotte is an experienced athlete and is fine at the moment. She will move forward to Sheffield now and give it her very best.

“There is always pressure at this level of sport, and especially in swimming, but I have total confidence in Charlotte’s ability and her ability to qualify in Sheffield.

”Getting into the GB team is one of the hardest teams to get into and the qualifying time is a tough one, which no-one managed to achieve in Charlotte’s category.”

Henshaw narrowly missed out on a medal during the Beijing games for years ago when she was pushed into fourth place.