McCafferty hopes to go out on a high

23 June 2012 / 09:50

Lynn McCafferty is hoping to go out with a bang when she captains the Great Britain women's handball team at this summer's Olympics.

The 33-year-old, who will lead the 14-strong squad that will represent Team GB at handball for the first ever time at the Games, plans to retire after the London tournament this summer.

The entire squad have been on an emotional and lengthy journey to get to this stage, but none more so than McCafferty who turned her back on married life in pursuit of the Olympic dream.

Living apart from her husband Gary for the last few years has not been easy for the Scot, but she is now within touching distance of the light at the end of the tunnel.

"I am really happy and proud. I always knew it would be worth it," she told Press Association Sport.

"Of course through the ups and downs it has been hard.

"But once I was told I was going to the Olympics I can't even remember anything that's happened before, it seems like yesterday that I left Scotland.

"But it is 100 per cent worth it and I would do it again if I was asked.

"I never would have dreamed I would have got to this level so I am happy with how it went but I am also going to be happy to go home and live my life.

"My role now will be helping developing handball rather than being on the court, my body is telling me to stop now, it is time to let the kids have a go."