Malcolm Cooper

Malcolm Cooper


  • Event Small Bore Rifle Three positions
  • Date of Birth 19/04/1952
  • Born Eastergate, West Sussex


Britain’s most successful Olympic shooter, Malcolm Cooper won the small bore rifle three positions at both the Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1988 Olympic Games - shooting an Olympic record 99.3 in the latter final. 

He made his Olympic debut in Munich in 1972 placing 18th and 12th in the free rifle before placing 18th in Montreal 1976 in the three position event but missed out on Moscow 1980 because the shooters decided not to attend.
​His wife Sarah also competed in Seoul and together they won Gold at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh before Malcolm Cooper died from cancer in 2001. A range at the National Shooting Centre in Bisley is named in his memory.

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