Splash clash! Boston Olympians to do battle in the pool

Melanie Marshall.
Melanie Marshall.

TWO former Boston-area Olympians will go head-to-head in a swimming race.

Wrangle’s Melanie Marshall (pictured), who competed in the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Games, will take on her former headteacher Chris Walls.

Mr Walls represented Great Britain in the Munich 1972 Games in individual springboard diving.

The race will take place on November 2 to officially open the new pool at Old Leake’s Giles School.

Marshall is also England’s most successful woman ever to compete in a single Commonwealth Games, after claiming six medals at Melbourne 2006.