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Wilson a golden shooting star

Peter Wilson was undoubtedly Great Britain's shooting star at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

The 25-year-old farmer's son from Dorset secu...

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Wilson takes lead into trap final

Great Britain have a superb chance to add to their gold medal tally this afternoon with shooter Peter Wilson leading the double trap.

The...

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Wilson leads double trap qualifying

Team GB Shooter Peter Wilson remains on course for a place in this afternoon's final of the double trap.

Wilson, 25, from Dorset, followe...

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Shooter Wilson in final contention

Britain's number one double trap shooter Peter Wilson has given himself a great chance of reaching the final after a solid display in the first ...

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Shooter Wilson has gold in his sights

Great Britain hot-shot Peter Wilson has warned his rivals he is only interested in winning Olympic gold in shooting on Thursday.

The 25-y...

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Beijing 2008
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Athens 2004
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Sydney 2000
  • 1 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Atlanta 1996
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Richard Faulds became Great Britain’s first Olympic shooting gold medallist for 12 years at Sydney 2000 – a feat made all the more impressive by the fact he had a weak left eye as a child.

Faulds began competing for Great Britain aged 13 and became world junior champion aged 16. His Olympic debut came at Atlanta 1996 when, aged 19, he finished fifth and he won Olympic gold four years later – setting a then Olympic record.

He has since competed at both Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, finishing 13th and sixth respectively. In 2010, Faulds and his wife Tanya – also a successful shooter in her own right – opened Owls Lodge Shooting School.