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The Olympics suddenly seemed a lot closer once the shooting team was named, and it really hit home that I was going to Beijing when I got all my kit for my first Games.

We had to go to the NEC in Birmingham to pick it up, and there's loads of it - I even got a camcorder, so you might spot me filming everything at the opening ceremony on 8 August. I'm really looking forward to it.

The GB team was announced on 1 July, and there are five of us in the shooting events - Richard Faulds, Jon Hammond, Steve Scott, Elena Little and me.

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Beijing will be my first Olympics and I will be competing in shooting's double trap event.

I won gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester as a 15-year-old and defended my title in Melbourne four years later.

I missed out on qualifying for the Athens Olympics by one point, so I'm determined to make up for that in Beijing.

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