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August 1, 2012

ACCA UK student goes for gold at Olympics

Ed McKeever, who is an Olympic sprint kayaker for the Team GB and an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) student, hopes to secure a gold medal when he competes in the Kayak Single (K1) 200m on the 10 August.

McKeever, a former World and European champion in K1 200m, first represented the Team GB at the 2001 Junior World Championships in Brazil in 2001.

The 29-year-old has a BA Hons in Accountancy and Finance and is also hoping to successfully pass the ACCA’s professional exams soon so he can achieve his other career goal of becoming a chartered accountant.

“He has sat and passed his exams while training, competing and beating the world’s best. Everyone at ACCA wishes Ed the best for next week and hope he can bring home the gold for Great Britain,” ACCA UK head Andrew Leck said.

McKeever said that some athletes compete in kayaking up until their late thirties.

“I’m not sure I fancy doing it for that long – I think I’ll be ready to sit at a desk by then. Accountancy will be a whole new challenge,” the aspiring accountant and medallist said.

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