FORMER Ardvreck School pupil Jonathan Hammond will represent Team GB in the shooting events at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The double gold medallist will compete in the Mens 50m Rifle Prone and the 50m Rifle 3 Positions starting next Friday, August 3.
Hammond will make up a squad of 10 shooters led by Richard Faulds.
Team GB will compete across all three disciplines on the Olympic shooting programme - shotgun, pistol and rifle – at the famous Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich.
Hammond is the current Commonwealth champion in both the 50m Rifle Individual and Pairs events after he won gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Team GB Chef de Mission Andy Hunt said: “I am delighted to welcome these 10 shooters as officially selected members of Team GB.
“The shooting squad possesses a good balance of youth and experience.
“I have every confidence that each member of the team selected will deliver a very credible, competitive performance at London 2012 and that the experience of competing in the Olympic Games will benefit them greatly in furthering their international careers.”
Jonathan started his shooting career on a range at Ardvreck in Crieff, and he believes his time there played a huge part in his success.
He paid tribute to the school and the master in charge of shooting, Tim Verlander, when he visited the school back in 2010.
Hammond shot his way into the record books when he became the first Scot to win four medals at one Commonwealth Games, and the second to win a medal of each colour at the same competition.
His achievement led to his nomination as the official flag bearer at the closing ceremony.
He is based in the USA, where he lives and works at West Virginia as the University’s Rifle Coach.