Shropshire pentathlete Nick Woodbridge has targeted a top-10 finish at the forthcoming World Championships.
"The top 15 should be enough to seal a place for Beijing, but I'd be really happy with a top-10," he told BBC Radio Shropshire.
"I'm further ahead than I thought I would be a year ago and I have a realistic chance of qualifying.
"The Olympic selection process is complicated, but to be honest I've just been focussed on what I'm doing."
Woodbridge is involved in the latest world championship series in Hungary and should find out after that whether he has been chosen in Team-GB for the summer Olympics.