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London 2012: BOA announces GB shooting team

May 30, 2012

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced the athletes selected to represent Team GB in the shooting at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The athletes selected have won medals at Olympic, World and Commonwealth level and will be aiming to compete with the best shooters in the world and challenge for Olympic medals this summer.

Team GB will compete across all three disciplines on the Olympic shooting programme – shotgun, pistol and rifle – at the famous Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich.

The team is strong in the women’s disciplines, with 2010 Commonwealth Games double gold medallist, Elena Allen, representing Team GB in the Olympic Skeet class. She also won the Grand Prix event in Cyprus in the same year, and completed an impressive double of winning both the World Cup and European Championships titles in 2005.

And join Elena is Georgina Geikie who said of her selection, “I’m overjoyed at being selected for the London 2012 Olympic Games, it’s a dream come true.

“It is a fitting reward for my dedication and hard work over the years, but I could not have achieved this without the fantastic support from the special group of people around me.

“Competing at the Olympics is a rarity in itself, but a home Olympics is even more special. Performing in front of a home crowd is something very special and only a few people in the world can claim to have experienced it.

“It will be a very special moment for me and those close to me to savour. I’ve tried to imagine what it will be like on competition day and walking out into the Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony, but I know this is impossible to do. I can’t wait for the real experience.”

The addition of the shooters brings the total number of athletes officially selected to Team GB for London 2012 to 117 across ten sport disciplines: shooting, archery, athletics – marathon, boxing, canoe slalom, hockey, sailing, swimming, synchronised swimming and table tennis.

The athletes were formally nominated to the BOA for selection to Team GB by British Shooting, the National Governing Body for shooting in the UK.

The selected female athletes are: (name, discipline, born, hometown)

Elena Allen – Olympic Skeet Women (Moscow, Newport)
Georgina Geikie – 25m Pistol Women (Oakhampton, Exeter)
Jennifer McIntosh – Air Rifle Women (Edinburgh, Aberdeen)

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine


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