Kerwood completes shooting squad

  • Last Updated: July 5 2012, 16:33 BST

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced Charlotte Kerwood as the 11th and final athlete selected to represent Team GB in shooting at the London Olympics.

Charlotte Kerwood: Named in GB squad

The Sussex-based triple Commonwealth Games gold medallist, aged 25, will compete in the women's trap event at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich.

Former double Olympic champion Richard Faulds and world number one Peter Wilson are the biggest names in the squad.

Team GB will compete across all three disciplines on the Olympic shooting programme - shotgun, pistol and rifle - at the Games.

Wilson claimed first place and a new world record at the World Cup in Tucson earlier this year while veteran Faulds has been selected for his fifth consecutive Olympics, having claimed double trap gold at the 2000 Games in Sydney, which was Britain's triumph in trap shooting since 1968.

Kerwood, 25, who made her Olympic debut in Beijing four years ago, said: "I am really delighted to be selected to compete for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics.

"I have been working very hard to achieve this and I'm looking forward to shooting well at the Games. It will be extra special to compete at home with the support of Team GB fans behind us."

Team GB shooting team leader Phil Scanlan added: "I'm very pleased to complete the selection of the shooting squad for the London 2012 Olympics with the addition of Charlotte Kerwood.

"Charlotte brings with her a good deal of experience from Commonwealth and Olympic Games and will be aiming to produce her best on the Olympic stage this summer."

At the initial team announcement back in May, Faulds, who had qualified for the final of the 1996 Atlanta Games on Olympic debut at the age of 19, and has won at four World Championships, said: "To compete on home turf is an absolute honour for me.

"Competing in London won't differ much from previous Olympic Games, and we will all have to cope with the usual difficulties which come with competitive sport.

"The home crowd will be a huge advantage to all of us, and having the support of family and friends is very important to me.

"I am very excited about competing in London, and I still remember exactly where I was when I heard that London was to be the host city. I remember thinking 'maybe I won't retire just yet."

Wilson, 25, won the 2011 World Cup and European Championship titles.

The Dorchester sharp-shooter is relishing the opportunity to shine at London 2012.

He said: "I have been training relentlessly for the last six years just to have this opportunity, and it really is a dream come true.

"Having a crowd of any size right behind you is always very special, but it's going to be such a boost to have the home nation behind me. Thankfully I tend to raise my game when it matters."

Elena Allen, a 2010 Commonwealth Games double gold medallist, will represent Team GB in the women's Olympic skeet class.

There will be Olympic debuts for Edinburgh's Jennifer McIntosh, 20, and Harlow's James Huckle, 21, who are the youngest members of the British shooting squad.

Team: Richard Brickell, Rory Warlow, Peter Wilson, Richard Faulds, Jonathan Hammond, James Huckle, Ed Ling, Elena Allen, Georgina Geikie, Jennifer McIntosh, Charlotte Kerwood.