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Henderson headed for London

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David Polkinghorne

Canberra's Rebecca Henderson competing in the junior women's cross country event at the mountain bike world championships at Mount Stromlo in 2009.

Canberra's Rebecca Henderson competing in the junior women's cross country event at the mountain bike world championships at Mount Stromlo in 2009. Photo: Supplied

Mountain biker Rebecca Henderson became the second Canberran to get named in the Australian Olympic team this morning.

Not long after BMX star Caroline Buchanan was named, Henderson was also announced as part of the growing squad for next month's London Olympic Games.

The 20-year-old's coach, Daniel McConnell, was also named in the team.

Henderson achieved her first podium with a bronze medal in the under-23 event at the World Cup in Houffalize, Belgium, in April.

She also finished second at the fourth World Cup round in La Bresse, France.

Henderson is ranked second in the under-23 standings, but 55th in the seniors and is considered a realistic medal contender for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

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