Olympic Dreams: Shooter Steve Scott targets more podium success

Steve Scott
Steve Scott hopes to repeat his success in Delhi at London 2012

Clay pigeon shooter Steve Scott is hoping to return to the podium at the London 2012 Olympics.

Scott could only finish 12th in Beijing in 2008 but won gold for England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi in the men's double trap pair event.

"The best feeling for me is seeing the Union Jack or St George's flag up there and knowing I've put it there because of all the hard work and dedication," the 26-year-old from Battle said.

Scott is trained by the father of fellow Commonwealth gold medal winner Charlotte Kerwood, Dan.

And his coach believes the pressures of having early success in shooting affected both Steve and his daughter Charlotte.

"Steve is very determined and he's really looking for these medals come the 2012 Olympics, so he is very disciplined and has a great natural talent," he said.

"We've got to remember they were both very young, Steve and Charlotte, when they started and they had great success first off.

"So it is only natural they have a little dip through their career and they're coming back now."

Steve Scott is BBC Sussex's featured athlete as part of 'Olympic Dreams' in the build-up to London 2012.

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