Elena Allen set a world record in 2005 which was
only recently overtaken in March 2012. In the same year, Allen won
gold at the Belgrade World Cup and silver at the European
Championships and competed for Team GB at both the Beijing 2008 and
London 2012 Olympic Games.
The 42 year-old became a bronze medallist at the
World Championships in Finland in 2002 and the World Cups in Italy
and Dorset 2010. Both Elena and her husband/coach Malcolm, who will
also be competing in Glasgow, won gold at the Commonwealth
Championships in India 2010.
Allen began shooting following her mother's
encouragement who was a former Olympic shooter
Elena has a degree in modern languages from the
University of Bradford and speaks Russian and
In the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
Allen took silver in the women's skeet.