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Olympic Information

  • 2004 Athens - 4th (skeet)

Recent Performances

  • 21st (skeet) - 2012 London World Cup (London, United Kingdom)
  • 21st (skeet) - 2012 London World Cup (Tucson, USA)
  • 1st (skeet) - 2012 Australia Cup 2 (Lilydale, Australia)
  • 1st (skeet) - 2012 Australia Cup 1 (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 1st (skeet) - 2011 Oceania Championships (Sydney, Australia)
  • 25th (skeet) - 2011 World Championships (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • 17th (skeet) - 2011 World Cup 4 (Maribor, Slovenia)

Career Highlights

  • Finishing 4th at my debut Olympics in Athens, 2004
  • Winning three Commonwealth Games gold medals
  • Being Australian Champion ten times.

Interesting Facts

  • Born in the US and with her father an international shooting coach, Lauryn Mark was introduced to the sport at the age of 11. She made her international competition debut in 2007 at the World Championships in Peru and went on to become the youngest competitor ever to win the United States Open Women's Skeet Championships.
  • Russell Mark invited Lauryn to Australia prior to the 2000 Olympic Games to prepare to make the US Olympic Team. Despite not making the US team after coming 3rd in the Olympic trials, Mark decided to stay in Australia attaining her citizenship in 2002.
  • Mark competed for Australia in the 2002 Commonwealth Games where she became a dual gold medallist after taking out the individual and pairs skeet events.
  • She made her Olympic debut in Athens 2004 where she competed in the individual skeet. Keeping pace with the top of the leaderboard throughout, Mark just missed the shoot-off for a medal by a single target.
  • Mark returned to defend her Commonwealth titles in 2006 in Melbourne. She successfully claimed gold in the skeet pairs event, while in a four way shoot-off for the medals in the individual she claimed silver. Mark just missed out on selection for her second Olympics in Beijing. Lauryn and husband Russell run a corporate team building business that gets workers out on the shooting range to test their wares taking out clay targets. They will compete at their first Olympics together in London.

Sport

Years on national team

13

Coach

Russell Mark (1999 - current)
Jon Ogilvie (1992 - 1999)

Primary Training Base

Werribee, Australia

Club

Werribee Victorian Clay Target Club (VIC, Australia)

Institute/Academy

Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne

Education

Primary

Meyerholz Primary School (San Jose, USA)

Secondary

Lynbrook Hich School (Cupertino, USA)

Tertiary

Business Studies - De Anza Community College, California (1998 - 1999)


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