MCINTOSH Jennifer < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA Scotland   
Gender Women
Born 17 Jun 1991 in Edinburgh, SCO
Height1.75 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Andrew Ross
Other names Jennifer Ross
Residence Edinburgh, SCO
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English
Higher education Edinburgh College: Scotland
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She first tried shooting at age 10 but did not begin taking it seriously until a few years later.
Why this sport? She was inspired to take up the sport by her mother, who won gold and silver in shooting at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Club / Team Alloa and District Rifle Club: Kincardine, SCO
Name of coach Donald McIntosh [national, father], SCO
Training Regime She trains five days a week, for a minimum of five hours a day.
Handedness Right eye, right hand
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Great Britain
Tournament World Cup
Location Fort Benning, GA, USA
General Interest
Nicknames Jen (Twitter profile, 16 Jul 2014)
Hobbies Drawing, painting, fashion design, creative writing, dancing, acting, playing video games, watching films, shopping. (Facebook page, 13 Jun 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze in the women's 50m prone at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and then being presented with the medal by her mother. (baku2015.com, 19 Jun 2015)
Most influential person in career Her father. (baku2015.com, 19 Jun 2015)
Hero / Idol British cyclist Mark Cavendish. (baku2015.com, 19 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Don't take shortcuts and never back down." (Athlete, 28 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours She has been recognised with a number of awards for her achievements, including the 2011 Aberdeen Sports Council Sportsperson of the Year, the 2010 Commonwealth Games Scotland Female Athlete of the Games and the 2009 Falkirk Sports Council Young Sportsperson of the Year. (jenmcintosh.co.uk, 11 Oct 2011)
Famous relatives Her mother Shirley, her father Donald and her sister Seonaid have all represented Scotland in shooting at the Commonwealth Games. Her husband Andrew Ross has also competed in the sport at an elite level. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Jun 2016; falkirkherald.co.uk, 13 Jul 2014; scotsman.com, 01 Nov 2013)
Ambitions To qualify for the final at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (bbc.co.uk, 22 Jul 2015)
Other information HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT
She became the most successful Scottish female athlete at a single Commonwealth Games after winning two gold medals and a bronze at the 2010 Games in Delhi, India. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow she became Scotland's most decorated athlete at the event by taking her tally to a total of five medals. (Facebook page, 12 Jun 2016; dailyrecord.co.uk, 01 Nov 2013)

PRESSURE
She did not perform at the level she had hoped to at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and believes part of the reason was the pressure of shooting in front of a home crowd. She worked with a sports psychologist ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, to ensure she was better prepared. "Normally that attention energises me and has a positive effect, so for it to become a negative thing was completely unexpected." (scotsman.com, 21 Jul 2013)

EDUCATION
She studies makeup artistry at Edinburgh College in Scotland. (Facebook page, 12 Jun 2016)