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Amanda Lightfoot misses out on Winter Olympics spot

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Army sergeant Amanda Lightfoot has missed out on a place at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.

The biathlete hoped that a fifth-place finish at the World Cup would put her in contention for selection, but she has missed out after the official team was announced.

She's told Forces News that she's "determined as ever to keep doing her very best in this sport".

Sgt Lightfoot had previously competed at the 2014 Games in Sochi and the 2018 Games in Pyeong Chang.

She would have been the first British athlete to compete in three successive Winter Olympics biathlons if she had been selected.