PETER Worsley would love to have a Paralympic medal in his possession and he doesn't care whether it's gold, silver or bronze.
The disabled shooter was yesterday announced in the Australian team for the Paralympics being held in Athens in September.
The Greek games will be Worsley's third Paralympics after representing Australia in Atlanta in 1996 and in Sydney in 2000.
Worsley will compete in the standing and prone disciplines and is hoping to improve on his best finish from Sydney.
"In Sydney I made the standing final and ended up finishing sixth," Worsley said. "So I guess I have three positions to make up this time."
Worsley is part of a five person shooting team for the games and said he was never sure whether he would make the team.
"I knew where I was sitting, but you just never know,'' he said.
"I was working it out (before the team was announced) and I thought I should make it."
As well as finishing sixth in the prone, the disabled shooter came ninth in the standing event in Sydney.
He said it would be hard to top the feeling of competing at a home Paralympics four years ago, but was looking forward to Athens.
"It's a great opportunity," he said. "I'd love to have a Paralympic medal in my cabinet, I don't care what colour. Not too many people have an opportunity to win one."
The shooting events in Athens will be held in the first week of competition, something Worsley is happy to see.
"You are pretty on edge before competing, it's no holiday or anything," he explained.
"But the shooting events will be over in the first week, which means I can enjoy the rest of the games and see some other events."
Worsley competed in the Swiss Open in May and finished seventh in the prone and ninth in the standing and he also competed in the Hessenpokal tournament in Germany.
The two European competitions were his final chance to impress Paralympic selectors.
With only five spots in the Paralympic shooting team and 10 different shooting events being held at the games, Worsley said he was never assured a place in the team.
The difference between the two events is that in the prone the shooter's elbows can be rested on a support, but cannot in the standing.
The Australian Paralympic Committee named the 143-strong team at the Sydney Opera House yesterday for what will be the largest Paralympic Games ever. There will be more than 4000 Paralympians from 130 countries.
In Sydney the Australian team was the most successful, winning 149 medals, including 63 gold.
Australia will compete in 12 sports in Athens: athletics, archery, wheelchair basketball, cycling, equestrian, judo, powerlifting, wheelchair rugby, sailing, shooting, swimming and wheelchair tennis.
The Australian team goes to Athens on September 12, with the opening ceremony to be held on September 17.