Record-equalling Diamond, Mark head shooting squad

Michael Diamond and Russell Mark will equal the record for most Olympic Games by an Australian athlete after being named in the London Olympics shooting squad.

Michael Diamond and Russell Mark will both equal the record for most Olympic Games by an Australian athlete after being named in the 17-strong shooting team for the London Olympics.

Diamond and Mark, whose sixth Games equals the records of James Tomkins, Colin Beashel and Andrew Hoy, will line-up alongside Beijing gold medalist Warren Potent, Athens champion Suzy Balogh and 2004 bronze medallist Adam Vella.

It is the most accomplished shooting team sent to an Olympic Games, with six of the 12 Olympic medals won by Australians in shooting history belonging to the London 2012 squad.

"It is a huge honour to be selected to compete at my sixth Olympics," said dual-gold medallist Diamond.

"Thinking back to when I was a child and it was all a dream I never thought I would represent my country six times. It is really a testament to my parents for all their help over the years.

"On any given day this team is as strong as any other around the world. If we are in the right frame of mind we can move mountains," Diamond said.

"Personally I have started ramping up my preparation and will be ready to peak in two months time when I need to be at my best. I am quietly confident in myself."

The squad also features David and Hayley Chapman who will become the first father-daughter combination to compete in any sport at an Olympic Games for Australia.

"The feeling of simply making the Olympic Team is overwhelming enough, but to have qualified with my dad, that really is a dream come true," 20-year-old Hayley said.

"There's no better picture in my mind then representing Australia alongside the man I look up to most, I cannot describe in words the amount of excitement."

The team will now continue to compete around the world to get in some last minute competition practice before arriving in London.

The shooters kick off proceedings on the morning of Day 1 (July 28) at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich.