Originally from Aberdeen, Jonathan Hammond is based in America where he works as West Virginia University’s head rifle coach.
A Beijing Olympian, Hammond became a world junior champion in 1998
Shot personal best of 587 in air rifle discipline on 1st day of Munich WC in May 08 despite missing scheduled training day after because equipment failed to arrive from flight. Jon is the rifle coach at West Virginia Uni taking over from long-term coach Marsha Beasley in 06.
He competed for Scotland at 99 & 01 Commonwealth Ch, becoming Scottish Snr Champ in 01. Earned BA from Leeds Uni while competing on rifle team there. Studied for Sports Management degree while competing on shooing team at West Virginia Uni.
Initiated blind shooting in Scotand. Jon's 4th placed finish at 07 European Championships earned GBR quota place for Beijing Olympic Games. Began shooting aged 9 in Aberdeen.