With just under 500 days to go, Helena Lucas has sailed ahead to be the first athlete named to represent ParalympicsGB in Rio.

Helena Lucas is a Paralympic Sailor and is used to making history. Helena was the first GB Sailor to win a Paralympic medal since Sailing became part of the Paralympic programme when she won a gold medal in the 2.4mR class in front of the cheering home crowd at London 2012! ‘London was an amazing experience, to compete at a home Games and win gold at a home Games!’ Helena Lucas

In her third Games Helena will be hoping to defend her Paralympic title: ‘No sailor has yet managed to defend their Paralympic title. It would be amazing to be the first sailor to be able to do that, so that’s the drive and the goal for Rio’.