Paralympics 2012: Ben Jesson targets 10m air rifle final
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Ben Jesson has targeted a place in the Paralympic final just 18 months after joining the British shooting squad.
The 24-year-old, who lives in Crawley, will compete in the 10m air rifle prone discipline.
He told BBC Sussex: "With the short period of time that I've been on the squad, it is an amazing achievement [to go to the Paralympics].
"My target is to get into the final. If I get to that last eight I would be over the moon."
He added: "It would be such a big achievement.
"The excitement is overwhelming. I just want to get going."
Jesson only took up shooting six years ago while at the University of Aberdeen.
"I went down to a freshers' fair to see what sports were available and I chose a couple that I thought were suitable for me," he said.
"I continued with rifle shooting and I thought it was just another hobby to try out.
"It started with loads of competitions within universities in Scotland and Britain.
"But nothing really triggered until my final year when I applied to a talent tracking programme and it went from there.
"If you put the dedication in, anything is possible.
"You've got to have a good mental technique as well as rhythm in your breathing pattern to get everything under control."