Norfolk judoka Colin Oates insists he had no doubts over whether he would be in the GB team for the London Olympics.
The British number one in the -66kg class won a bronze medal at the European Cup just prior to the
"I had a feeling from the start of the year I was in with a shout."
"My position was secured when we were told unofficially, and we just had to wait until the official confirmation to tell anyone," he told BBC Norfolk.
The 29-year-old suffered a shoulder injury earlier this year, but thankfully for Oates, it was not as serious as first thought.
"You could say my [selection] was touch and go at one point as at the Europeans I cracked my shoulder," he added.
"But it turns out it was probably the best injury I could have got on the shoulder because any other style like a tendon or ligament would have put me in jeopardy."