There were no surprises over who is heading out to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, as every quota place winner secured a trip to Brazil in 2016.
British Shooting has five shotgun shooters and one in the 50m 3 Position category: Scotland’s Jen McIntosh.
As for Women’s Skeet, Amber Hill has been selected following an incredible year, during which she won the first European Games shooting gold and finished first in the World Cup Final.
Elena Allen will join her in the Olympic Skeet team and will compete at her third Olympic Games. She said: “It feels absolutely fantastic that I’ve been chosen to represent Team GB again. The fact that I’ve won my own quota place makes it that extra bit special.” Elena competed in the 2005 World Cup in Brazil and reached the final there.
Tim Kneale and Steve Scott have achieved places on the British squad, with this being Tim’s first opportunity to shoot at the Olympics. He said: “It’s not sinking in. I’ve been to a few Commonwealth Games and world games, but an Olympic Games will be fantastic.”
Ed Ling is the sole competitor in Olympic Trap and said: “I’m absolutely over the moon. It’s a great honour. Every sports person who wears their country’s flag should be honoured – it’s a great experience.”
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