WEST Devon Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Georgina Geikie has been spreading the word about her sport, having gone from the medal podium to teaching solicitors how to shoot.

Gorgs, as she is known, flew to Delhi having finished third in the women's 10m air pistol pairs with Julia Lydall at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and joined forces with the Surrey shooter again for this year's event.

The 25-year-old – from South Tawton – competed in four events in the Indian capital, with her bronze in the women's 25m pistol pairs alongside Lydall her standout performance.

On her return she travelled to London to share her experience and knowledge and has promised to get a grip on London 2012 as soon as possible.

'It has been a bit strange recently because I have only been back for a few days but I had an event in London where I taught some solicitors how to shoot,' said Gorgs (pictured).

'I showed them what I do and talked a bit about my event and it was a bit strange. But it was nice to tell people more about an event that isn't that well known and we had a really good time doing it.

'The Commonwealths were absolutely brilliant — such a great experience for me and I think everyone who went there.

'Winning a bronze medal was obviously great. That was a moment that will stay with me for the rest of my life, it was that special.

'And I've started to look at qualification for the 2012 Olympics. There are events from Australia to China, so I obviously need to make sure I perform in them to make sure I get to compete in London.'

Gorgs finished ninth in the women's 25m pistol singles while her efforts in the women's 10m air pistol singles and pairs saw her finish 12th and fifth respectively.

England's shooters contributed 16 medals to the teams overall tally of 142 and Gorgs admits all of her performances, good and bad, will prove beneficial in two year's time.

'I think, having experienced Delhi, it has given me a vague idea of what the Olympics are going to be like, because we don't get to compete in many really big events like that as shooters,' she added.

'It did make me think a lot about the London 2012 Olympics and so now I think I'm going to be focusing on that more and more.'

Gorgs is one of the Lloyds TSB Local Heroes — an initiative in partnership with SportsAid providing support and funding to over 270 of Britain's most talented developing athletes on their journey to London 2012 and beyond. 

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