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.
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