The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today announced Charlotte Kerwood as the eleventh and final athlete selected to represent Team GB in the sport of shooting at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The Sussex based triple Commonwealth Games gold medallist, aged 25, will compete in the women’s trap event at the famous Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich this summer. London will be her second Olympic Games, having made her debut in Beijing four years ago.
The addition of Kerwood brings the total number of athletes officially selected to Team GB for London 2012 to 183 across fifteen sport disciplines: archery, athletics – marathon, badminton, boxing, canoe slalom, fencing, hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, synchronised swimming, table tennis and taekwondo.
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.
Charlotte Kerwood 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 said:
"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 will 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.”