Shooting: Jen McIntosh selected for Rio Olympics

Jen McIntosh tasted success at last year's Commonwealth Games. Pic: Paul Reid
Jen McIntosh tasted success at last year's Commonwealth Games. Pic: Paul Reid
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Edinburgh shooter Jen McIntosh has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Olympics in Rio next year.

McIntosh, who won two golds, a silver and two bronzes at the 2010 and 2014 Commonweath Games and competed at London 2012, will line up in the Women’s 50m 3 Positions.

European champion Amber Hill will make her Olympic debut in the six-strong team. The 18-year-old from Bracknell won gold at the inaugural continental games in June, having become in 2013 the youngest ever Skeet World Cup gold medallist. She will compete alongside Elena Allen in the women’s skeet event in Rio, with Jen McIntosh completing the women’s team in the 50 metres three positions.

Ed Ling was selected for the men’s trap event, with Steve Scott and Tim Kneale representing Great Britain in the double trap. Kneale, the world record holder in his event, joins Hill in gaining a first Olympic selection.

The selections take the British team for Rio up to 18 athletes, with the sailing and slalom canoe teams – featuring Edinburgh’s David Florence – already selected.