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Richard Faulds, Double Trap gold medallist at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, will lead the British shooting team at this summer?s Games in London, the British Olympic Association has announced.

Faulds will be joined in the Double Trap event by current world number one Peter Wilson, who claimed a new world record at the World Cup in Tucson, US, earlier this year.

Speaking after the announcement at the Tower of London, Faulds said: ?This will be the fifth consecutive Olympic Games that I have competed in, and to be able to compete on home turf is an absolute honour for me.

?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!??

Team GB?s shooting squad includes further experience in the shape of 31-year-old Jonathan Hammond, current Commonwealth champion in both the 50m rifle individual and pairs events. The youngest members of the squad are Olympic debutants Jennifer McIntosh, aged 20, and James Huckle, aged 21.

The rest of this article appears in the 6th June issue of Shooting Times.

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