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the road to the olympics - Updated March 29th 2013 - Images Robin Baumber
Georgina (Gogs) Geikie, who competed in the 25m pistol competition at the London 2012 Olympics and the 2010 Commonwealth games, drew a large audience to the Farringdon Village Hall on 21st March to hear of her experiences in competition and on the road to the Olympics
Gogs brought her Bronze Medal which she won at the at the 2010 Commonwealth games held in Delhi.
Gogs had to qualify for a place at the London Olympics and was the first British Pistol shooter to take part for 80 years
She is a part-time barmaid to help supplement her income and wants the exposure her sport has received to boost training opportunities and participation. There are limited facilities for pistol shooting in the UK which puts home competitors at a disadvantage.
Gogs was selected as a Torch bearer for London 2012 and carried the torch through her home town of Okehampton and also carried it to Farringdon to the delight of the audience.
With the London Olympics behind her Gogs is now looking forward to Rio in 2016
More information can be found on Gogs Geikie's Web Site
Thanks to Robin Baumber for the all the images on this page
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