Richard scored a total of 188 to see him go into the 25 bird final against George Digweed 187, Scott Greenfield 186, Cory Kruse of Team USA 186, and Willie Gordon, Doug Vine and Andy White all on 185.
Despite losing the lead to the American after the first stand he scored a mighty 7ex8 on the high driven pair to put him back in the driving seat.
He kept the lead to the end, finishing a single target ahead of both Kruse and Digweed, the latter losing second place to Cory in a shootoff.
In the ladies, Cheryl Hall won her second World Sporting title – while in Juniors, Brett Winstanley added another to his impressive form book.
In the team event England took 3 of the 5 gold medals in Seniors, Juniors and Veterans, America won both Ladies and Super Vets whilst Scotland and Wales took home a Silver medal apiece (Seniors and Veterans respectively).