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Top gun ready to fire

11 January 2013
Rifle shooter Tamsyn Henry takes aim.

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Charlotte Caslick competes in rugby sevens on the Gold Coast in 2012.

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A gymnast on the balance beam in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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