LONDON 2012: Kerwood confirmed ahead of Burton on Team GB shooting squad
CHARLOTTE Kerwood has been confirmed as the 11th and final member of Great Britain's Olympic shooting team.
SELECTED: Charlotte Kerwood will appear at her second Olympics after her women's trap place was confirmed by the British Olympic Association (Getty Images)
Kerwood, a three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, was finalised in the women's trap event after an independent panel convened to discuss an appeal lodged by team-mate Abbey Burton about her non-selection.
It will be Kerwood's second Games after she failed to progress beyond qualifying in her debut in Beijing, although her selection has caused some rifts to develop in the sport.
The 25-year-old has long been shooting's poster girl, winning her first Commonwealth title as a 15-year old at the 2002 Games in Manchester.
But Burton had strong claims too, winning six individual medals and five team medals at the World, European and Commonwealth Championships.
Kerwood joins a squad of ten announced last week, including former Olympic champion Richard Faulds, who will be competing in his fifth Games, and current world number one Peter Wilson.
"I have been working very hard to achieve this and I’m looking forward to shooting well at the Games," said Kerwood.
"It will be extra special to compete at home, with the support of Team GB fans behind us.”
Meanwhile, Team GB Shooting team Leader Phil Scanlan claimed the delay to naming a full team proved British Shooting's selection procedures were robust.
"I'm very pleased to complete the selection of the shooting squad for the London 2012 Olympics with the addition of Charlotte Kerwood," he said.
"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.”
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