Rio 2016: Tim Kneale in Team GB Olympic shooting squad

Tim Kneale
The Manx shooter is the current world record holder in the men's double trap

Isle of Man shooter Tim Kneale has said he will be "proud" to represent Great Britain at Rio 2016 after being named in their six-strong Olympic squad.

The current world record holder qualified for the team in September after winning silver at the Shotgun World Championships in Italy.

"It is such a proud feeling to be representing GB at the pinnacle of international sport," he said.

Four of the team will go to Rio having previous Olympic Games experience.

GB Team for Rio 2016
Kneale will be one of two debutants in the shooting team for Rio

Kneale, however, will be making his Olympic debut having represented the Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The 33-year-old, who now lives in Somerset, said: "It is so exciting to compete at my first Olympics. I hope I can do myself and Team GB proud.

"It's been a long, tough road but all the hard work has paid off thanks to the support from friends and family, my coach Martin Barker all the staff at British Shooting and my girlfriend."

The GB shooting team are sixth on the all-time Olympic Games shooting medal table with 44 - 13 gold, 15 silver and 16 bronze.

Team GB shooting squad:
Elena Allen and Amber Hill (women's skeet); Jen McIntosh (women's 50m 3 positions). Ed Ling (men's trap); Tim Kneale and Steve Scott (men's double trap).

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