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Mr & Mrs Handball sacrifice married life for Olympic goal

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Many athletes forgo some of life's luxuries in pursuit of success, but few have sacrificed quite as much as GB handball captain Lynn McCafferty and her husband Gary.

The couple met through the sport and, although Gary is no longer part of Great Britain's men's set-up, the couple have barely lived in the same country since marrying in 2007.

BBC Sport's Nick Hope caught up with the McCaffertys during the build up to the women's final home European Championship qualifier, against Austria, in Glasgow.

GB lost the match 23-17 but it was an improvement on their performance against Austria in the away leg in autumn 2009, when they lost 30-20.

Britain did well to make it into the qualification series, beating Finland in a play-off, but have yet to win a game and and have the second-worst goal difference of all 28 teams in the qualifying draw.


McCafferty's side play their sixth and final match against France on 30 May, but are likely to lose again to the 2003 World Champions.

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