Britton underwent major surgery in 2006 and her coach, Tim
Hazell, supported her return to full fitness to secure three world
records. In fact, just ten days after starting back shooting after
her operation, she lifted silver at a European Grand Prix.
Perhaps it is no surprise that her role model is Kelly Holmes -
"because she has stuck to her guns through setbacks and injury but
in the end all her hard work paid off."
Her outings at World Championships have proved fruitful.
In 2007 and 2009, she helped Great Britain take team gold. At the
three previous World Championships, she came away with two
individual silvers and a bronze. Although she missed out on a medal
after placing fifth in Beijing, she has continued to enjoy success,
gaining a silver medal in the European Championships in Vichy,
France in 2010. She is currently ranked No.2 in the world so it
would seem that a medal might just be in the offing in London.
She can often be found either training at Llantarman Archery
Club, the Newport Tennis Centre or the Sport Wales National Centre
in Cardiff where she also receives support from the Sport Wales
sports science and medicine team.
Her physical training not only consists of shooting but she also
swims for general fitness. Her preparation for the podium also
includes regular sports psychology sessions as she believes that
mental training and visualisation is the key to success.