From: Tim Turner,Communications Specialist
COLUMBUS, GA - Jonathan Hall, a senior at Columbus State University, has been selected to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Rifle Team and will compete in the Summers Olympics in London.
This is Hall's second attempt to make an Olympic team. In 2008, he finished third at the U.S. Olympic Airgun Trials and just missed making the team.
"It definitely was a tough fight," Hall said of earning his Olympic berth. "It probably was one of the toughest matches I fought in my life. I never looked at it like, 'You're in,' or, 'You're going.' It definitely was a major fight and digging deep the whole time."
Hall, as a CSU junior from Carrollton, Ga, won first place in the air-rifle competition at the 2010 NCAA rifle championships with a cumulative score of 699.9. Two weeks earlier, at the Spring Airgun Championships, Hall qualified to represent the U.S. at the world championships in Munich in August. At that time, at 22 years old, Hall was the air-rifle team's youngest member.