Helen Glover leads Team GB's rowing squad at Paris 2024. GETTY IMAGES

Double Olympic champion Helen Glover is  among 42 athletes, across 10 boats, who will represent Great Britain at the Paris 2024 Games after the team was announced on Wednesday.

Glover won gold at London 2012 and Rio 2016 in the women's pair with Heather Stanning. She had three children with her husband, wildlife TV presenter Steve Backshall, before returning to finish fourth in the women's pair alongside Polly Swann at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Now 37, she has formed a successful four with Rebecca Shorten and Olympic debutants Esme Booth and Sam Redgrave. The crew are unbeaten this year having won gold at World Rowing Cup I, World Rowing Cup II and the European Rowing Championships.

"Selection for my fourth Games feels different because the first time I still had this disbelief that I was becoming an Olympian!" admitted Glover. "A huge reason for aiming for Paris was thinking how great it will be to have my family there to watch and support me and being able to share all of this with them is so special.

"I’m so fortunate that I’ve rowed with the most phenomenal people throughout my career… It’s exactly the same here in our four and I’m really enjoying working with them."

Britain's rowers won just two medals in Tokyo - silver in the men's quadruple sculls and bronze in the men's eight - and had no fewer than six fourth-place finishes. Hopes are high for a better return in the French capital after they topped the medal table at April's European Championships with eight golds. Tom Barras will hope to go one better in the quadruple sculls alongside Tokyo double sculls finalist Graeme Thomas and Olympic debutants Callum Dixon and Matt Haywood.

Tom Ford is one of four members of the eight that won bronze in Tokyo returning for Paris. As the two-time reigning world and European champions, the British crew will be fancied to regain the title they won at Rio 2016. Ford's younger sister Emily also makes her second Olympic appearance in the women's eight. Of the 42 athletes, exactly half are making their Olympic debuts.

British Rowing's Performance Director Louise Kingsley said, "This Olympic cycle has come with a few challenges along the way, but the athletes, support staff and coaches have really pulled together to create a fantastic atmosphere, culture and training environment that has lead to impressive results on the water.

"We qualified nine boats at the 2023 World Rowing Championships and added a 10th most recently at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta. Now, we have selected a very strong team of athletes with a good mix of returning and first-time Olympians who I know are relishing the opportunity to go out there and write a unique chapter in the legacy of the GB Rowing Team."

The rowing regatta at Paris 2024 is scheduled to take place from 27 July-3 August at the National Olympic Nautical Stadium of Île-de-France in Vaires-sur-Marne.