Team GB?s Peter Wilson has smashed the double-trap world record at the latest ISSF Shotgun World Cup event held in Tucson, Arizona.

The 25-year-old shooter from Dorset won the double-trap final with 198 hits out of 200 targets, and must now be considered a favourite to win gold at this summer?s Games in London.

After qualifying with a score of 148, Wilson kept calm under pressure in the medal match, shooting a perfect round of 50 for a total score of 198 ? beating the previous record of 196 hits, which was set in 2009 by China?s 2008 Olympic medallist Hu Binyuan.

Though Britain?s Olympic shooting team will not be selected until 2 May, Wilson said that he now felt confident that he would make the team, following consistently impressive performances over the past 12 months.

The rest of this article appears in the 4th April issue of Shooting Times.

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