Devon's Georgina Geikie earns extra Olympic shooting place

Georgina Geikie
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Devon shooter Georgina Geikie has earned Great Britain an extra place in the women's 25m pistol event at the 2012 Olympics.

The 26-year-old achieved the required qualifying standard at the European Championships in Belgrade, where she finished 13th from 48 competitors.external-link

As host of the 2012 Olympics, Team GB already had one place for the women's 25m pistol.

Geikie's success means that two British shooters could now compete.

The Okehampton-based shooter recorded a score of 578 in the final of the Europeans.

Switzerland's Heidi Diethelm took first place with 587 points, ahead of Russia's Kira Klimova (583) and France's Stephanie Tirode (582).

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