GEIKIE Georgina < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 06 Dec 1984
Height1.72 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Exeter, ENG
Occupation Athlete, Waitperson
Languages English, German
Higher education Design and Technology - University of Wales Institute: Cardiff, WAL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up shooting n 2004 in Devon.
Why this sport? "Since I was four years old I've wanted to represent my country in sport and the Olympic Games is the ultimate pinnacle."
Club / Team Okehampton Rifle Club: England
Name of coach Tom Redhead, Margareth Thomas
Coach from which country? Great Britain
Coach from what year? 2010
Training Regime She trains 30 hours a week. She does two hours shooting practice in the morning, then two hours on strength and conditioning and spends the afternoon at the shooting range.
Handedness Shoots right
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for Great Britain
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Melbourne, VIC
General Interest
Nicknames Gorgs (thesun.co.uk, 05 Apr 2011)
Hobbies Netball, running, horse riding. (dailymail.co.uk, 07 Apr 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2012)
Most influential person in career Her parents. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2012)
Hero / Idol British modern pentathlete Steph Cook and English rugby player Jonny Wilkinson. (dailymail.co.uk, 07 Apr 2011; Athlete, 28 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Aim high, shoot straight and have fun." (Athlete, 28 Apr 2012)
Famous relatives She is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Sir Archibald Geikie, who was director general of the Geological Survey for Great Britain and Ireland. (metro.co.uk, 14 Aug 2011)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (thisislondon.co.uk, 03 0ct 2011)
Other information SPONSORSHIP
National Express have named one of their coaches after her and have also given her free travel as she trains all over the country. (thisiscornwall.co.uk, 24 Jan 2012)