Now that I’ve achieved a quota place, it certainly doesn’t mean I intend to ease off my training. My next big competition is the world championships in Sydney, Australia in October.
To prepare, over the next six months, I’m going to be spending a lot of time shooting 50m outdoors. This is so I can build my understanding and knowledge of wind so that regardless of the conditions, I’m capable of performing and competing against the best in the world irrespective of the conditions or environment.
Alongside my shooting, I’m looking at doing some courses in psychology to both compliment my shooting and out of general curiosity and interest for the area of study.
Now that I’ve won a quota place, the real work starts. I’ll be using my training for the World Championships in Australia as a good benchmark as to whether I’m on the right tracks. Although nothing is guaranteed in regards to Tokyo, I’m still going to be putting in the work and training as if it’s a certainty and trusting the team around me to help get me there. Whether it be my core support team at training helping refine my skills, or my amazing sponsors such as ELEY who provide the world class ammunition that allows me to compete with and against the best in the world.”
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