Campriani NiccoloLondon calling – two years early
WE’RE not quite sure how this works, but an Italian bloke has become the first person to qualify for the London Olympics – two years before the frigging thing takes place.
Niccolo Campriani, 22, can start looking at EasyJet flights to London after winning the 10m air rifle final at the ISSF World Championships in Munich.
“I can’t believe I am the first qualified athlete,” he said.
“This is going to help me, the sport and our federation, in the future. I am so happy.”
All sounds a bit weird to us. OK his form’s good now but what about in 24 months time? What if he develops a spasm? One quick twitch and he could blow Seb Coe’s head right off.
Zuzana Stefecekova of Slovakia became the first woman to book her spot at the same event. Sounds like a honey.