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2022 Commonwealth Games blow

Shooting dropped from Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Shooting sports look set to be excluded from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, reportedly due to the lack of a suitable venue. This will be the first time since 1970 that shooting has not featured at the Games and shooters have expressed shock after the BBC reported that the exclusion…

British Shooting

British Shooting poised to build on Olympic success

British Shooting, the national governing body for Olympic shooting in the UK, will build upon its Rio 2016 success by seeking new funding to improve and enhance its talent pathway and working to create a new centre of excellence dedicated to training future Olympic competitors. Team GB shooters Ed Ling…

Steve Scott

Team GB win again! Bronze for double trap champion Steve Scott!

In a British head-to-head final against fellow Team GB shooter Tim Kneale, Steve Scott will be coming home with a bronze medal after his success in the double trap. The pair had taken third and fourth positions in the semi-finals a few minutes before. However Steve Scott claimed victory scoring…

Ed Ling Team GB bronze medallist

19 things to know about Ed Ling, bronze medal winner at Rio 2016

Ed is a farmer from Taunton in Somerset He won’t be hanging around in Rio to celebrate, he’s got to get back home to the West Country to help his father bring the harvest in He said: “It’ll be all hands in when I get back. It’s a mixed farm. We’ve…

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Team GB shooters at the Olympics – how to keep up with what’s happening

Read profiles of the Team GB shooters here Friday 5 August Opening ceremony: 11.30pm (7.30pm) Saturday 6 August Women’s 10m air rifle (qualifiers and final) Men’s 10m air pistol (qualifiers and final Sunday 7 August Women’s 10 m air pistol (qualifiers and final) Men’s trap (qualifiers) Women’s trap (qualifiers and…

Amber Hill

20 things you should know about Amber Hill

Her sporting hero is American Kim Rhode who won gold in London 2012 along with Olympic gold medals in Athens, Beijin and Sydney She shoots with a handmade Perazzi MX2000. She describes her Perazzi as ‘perfect’ It was specially created for her in orange and black colours She started shooting at…

Bob Braithwaite Olympic shooter

A national treasure – Olympic shooter Bob Braithwaite

John Robert (Bob) Braithwaite, sadly lost to us in February 2015, was a legendary trap shooter who represented his country at two consecutive Olympics in the 1960s. A true sporting hero and one of shooting’s great natural talents, his Olympic gold medal is one of the sport’s most romantic stories. Born in 1925, the purely amateur Shot had only…

Team GB shooters

Team GB shooters excel at 2016 FCSA World Championships

The Great Britain team of .50 calibre shooters excelled at the recent Fifty Calibre Shooters Association (FCSA) World Championships, gaining a total of nine trophies. More than 400 entries from over 10 different countries Held at the NRA Whittington Center in New Mexico from 30 June to 3 July, there…

Big hand for Olympic shooters

By Peter Wilson The World Class Programme (WCP) is one of the best-kept secrets of shooting. There seems to be reluctance on behalf of UK Sport and British Shooting, the governing body that it funds via the national lottery, to advertise the help that is available to eligible athletes, despite…

Peter Wilson takes Gold in Men’s Olympic Double Trap

Peter Wilson takes Gold in Men's Olympic Double Trap. After a nail biting finish, Peter Wilson has taken the Gold Medal in the Men's Olympic Double Trap, at the Royal Artillery Barracks, London 2012.