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Shooter Wilson has gold in his sights

August 1, 2012 16:51 pm

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

The 25-year-old from Dorset is British shooting's main medal hope at the Games, currently ranked world number two and the world-record holder in the double trap.

Wilson will step onto the range alongside Richard Faulds, who was Britain's last shooting medal winner when he took gold at Sydney in 2000.

And Wilson says he will only settle for emulating his team-mate by standing at the top of the podium on Thursday afternoon.

"I'm very happy, I've just finished the official training of three rounds and I shot really steadily, so I've got a good platform to build on for tomorrow and I'm really excited," he said.

"Normally I'd do more training in the run-up to a competition but it's the same for everyone. I've been trying to work on my mental attitude and trying to keep everything positive.

"I'm very confident. It's my first Games, it's been an incredible experience up until now and I'm going out there to enjoy myself and to do my country proud.

"I'm here to win gold, I'm not here to win silver. I'm not here to come last, I'm here to come first, as everyone is.

"I'll be going for gold 100% and I'll do everything in my power to win it tomorrow."

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