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the road to the olympics - Updated March 29th 2013 - Images Robin Baumber

Gogs Geikie in Farringdon Village Hall

 

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

Gorgs Geekie






Gogs brought her Bronze Medal which she won at the at the 2010 Commonwealth games held in Delhi.

Commonwealth Bronze Medal

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.

The 2012 Olympic Torch




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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