Famous British athletes

POSTED: 02:36 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012 

With the 2012 Summer Olympics games about to kick off in London, join us for a look at some of the most famous British athletes ever.

British athletes - Virginia Wade
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Virginia Wade won three Grand Slam singles championships and four Grand Slam doubles championships during a pro tennis career that stretched between 1968 and 1986. She won the women's singles championship at Wimbledon on July 1, 1977, and remains the last Briton to have won a Grand Slam singles tournament.

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