Olympic decision imminent

LONGFORD shooter Keith Ferguson will soon know if he will represent Australia at the London Olympics after the World Cup event in the British capital.

The second round of the World Cup, which begins tonight and doubles as the official test event for the Olympics, will offer shooters from around the world their one and only chance to compete on the range before the games.

Ferguson is one of Australia’s 17-person squad which will line-up at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, with many of the squad still competing for places in London.

Ferguson is in a tussle with Queenslander Paul Adams and Clive Barton from New South Wales for Australia’s two places for the men’s skeet event, with Sydney 2000 Olympian Barton leading the selection race.

Ferguson and Adams have both shot one performance qualifying score in the selection period, while Ferguson is ranked two in Australia behind Barton, and just 0.2 of a point ahead of Adams.

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.