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Woodbridge in no hurry for medals

Nick Woodbridge in fencing action
Woodbridge (left) is aiming to qualify for the next two Olympics

Shropshire Olympic hopeful Nick Woodbridge is looking on this summer's games in Beijing as a dry run for a medal chase at London in 2012.

The modern pentathlete is close to securing a place in the Great Britain squad after finishing eighth in the latest round of the World Cup.

"Realistically I see 2008 as a games experience as I am still developing," he told BBC Radio Shropshire.

"I will get stronger, and the real aim is a medal in 2012."

Woodbridge's eighth-place finish out of 95 competitors at Millfield School was a good result.

"I was looking for a top 10 finish, and one more of those should guarantee me a place in the team for Beijing," he added.

The GB selections will be confirmed in early June.




see also
Team GB for Beijing
29 Nov 07 |  Team GB
Guide to Modern Pentathlon
14 Oct 05 |  Modern Pentathlon
Weale claims bronze in World Cup
29 Mar 08 |  Modern Pentathlon


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