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Telegraph Sport | Tell us who you are: Charlotte Kerwood

MUSTO shooting ambassador and London 2012 Olympics hopeful Charlotte Kerwood answered 20 questions for Telegraph Sport:

‘Team GB trap shooting hopeful Charlotte Kerwood talks to Telegraph Sport about putting guns over exams and being a shopaholic.’

Charlotte Kerwood: I’m Charlotte Kerwood.  The discipline I shoot is called Olympic trap.  I’ve been doing that now for about five years.  Before that I shot a different discipline in which I won the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games titles.

TS: What is your present state of mind?

CK: At the moment I’m working really hard on qualifying for the Olympics as I haven’t quite made it yet.  All my qualifiers are this year so I’m getting my head around all of that.

TS: Is your London 2012 build-up on track?

CK: Yes, definitely.  I’m working hard on all areas.  I’m working with my coach on the technical side of shooting, a psychologist and a personal trainer in the gym.  I’m just trying to get everything ready for next year.

TS: When did you last skip training?

CK: I probably should have trained last Wednesday but I had a day for my sponsors to do.  So it was a good reason to miss training.

TS: Have you ever lied to get out of training?

CK: Maybe.  I might have made up a little white lie to get out of gym training.

TS: Is sporting success down to luck, talent or hard work?

CK: I think a bit of all three.  I’ve had days where I felt really lucky, but it’s mostly down to hard work.  I’m quite lucky in that I’m naturally talented but I wouldn’t be able to win an Olympic gold medal without hard work.

TS: Is winning silver, losing gold?

CK: I don’t think so, no.  Any medal is a great achievement.  If I won silver in London I would be over the moon.  I wouldn’t be upset that I hadn’t won gold.  I’d just be happy that I won a medal.

TS: How do you celebrate?

CK: I would go out with my friends and have a good time over a couple of glasses of wine.

TS: What is your idea of happiness?

CK: Just having my friends and family around me.  Having people that care about me is happiness.

TS: What is your idea of misery?

CK: Being lonely or being on my own.

TS: Are you jealous of anyone?

CK: No, I don’t think so.

TS: Is there one thing you regret?

CK: I didn’t revise for any exams when I was at school because I was too busy shooting.  If I could go back I’d try a bit harder at school.

TS: What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought?

CK: I’m a bit of a shopaholic so it would definitely be something to do with fashion.  I love going shopping.  I’ve got a few Karen Millen dresses so it would probably be one of them.  Unfortunately I’m not loaded so I can’t go to the really posh designer shops.

TS: When did you last clean your toilet?

CK: I’m lucky that I still live at home, so my mum does that.

TS: How much is a pint of milk?

CK: I would have no idea.  I’m sorry.

TS: McDonalds or Burger King?

CK: Ah, Maccers definitely.  I like the ice creams there.

TS: iPad or newspaper?

CK: Newspaper.  [Telegraph?]  Of course.

TS: You see someone kick a dog.  What do you do?

CK: I’d probably go and shout at them.  Poor little dog.

TS: Do you believe in UFOs?

CK: No, I don’t think so.

TS: What would you like written on your gravestone?

CK: Something like: “A happy, easy-going, laid-back person.  Always smiling.”

Charlotte Kerwood is an ambassador for performance clothing brand MUSTO. For more information go to musto.com

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