Lorraine Lambert’s competitive year started with a bang out in the USA.
Along with the rest of the Team GB shooting squad, the 40 year-old competed in the first international event of 2014 held at the Rocky Mountains Olympic training camp.
The paralympic hopeful could not have wished for a better start, achieving a new personal best in one of the events.
In what is turning out to be a great year for the Milton shooter as she takes aim on her dream of Rio.
Lambert is excited to get back into the swing of things and is already looking forward to her next competitive event.
She said: ‘It was a great experience, in such beautiful surroundings.
‘We were at the training camp for a week before the actual competition where we got to train with some former Olympic medallists and pick their brains as well which was great.
‘In the actual competition, I managed to match all my personal bests and achieve a new PB of 5.50 in the three positional shoot.
‘Considering I’ve only been doing that discipline for a short time, it was great to get such a good score on the board.
‘To put it into perspective, a mark of 5.57 gets you solidly into the top six in Olympic competitions, so I was very happy with it.’
Now Lambert is gearing up for events a bit closer to home to try to cement herself as a permanent fixture in the Team GB line-up.
She’ll be looking to continue her impressive performace as she targets a place at Rio 2016.