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SHOOTING: French fired up for his Games bid

Matt French, from Oakley, near Thame, can’t wait for the Commonwealth Games after England’s clay target shooting team was confirmed for Glasgow 2014.

French, 32, is in a squad of 11, which brings the shooting team’s total up to 25, and includes Didcot’s Dan Rivers and BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Amber Hill.

He said: “I am over the moon to be representing England at the Games.

“This is the high point in my shooting career so far and a dream come true.

“If I never fire another shot after the Games I can retire a happy man knowing I have achieved something very special.

“My minimum aim is to make the top-six final, but realistically I won’t be happy if I don’t return with a medal.”

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