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Peter Wilson wins shooting gold

By Duncan Hooper 02/08/2012 15:44

Peter Wilson has won gold in the double trap.

 

Peter Wilson wins shooting goldTrained by a Saudi prince, the son of a Dorset farmer, lead for most of the contest hitting 188 out of his 200 targets.

 

Despite missing twice with his 12-bore shotgun in the closing stages he held off challenges from Sweden's Hakan Dahlby and Russian Vasily Mosin.

 

It is Britain's first shooting medal for 12 years.

 

Wilson, the world number two, was the youngest shooting in the final aged 25. He took up competitive shooting in 1006 after a shoulder injury suffered during snowboarding put and end to his squash and cricket ambitions.

 

 

20Comments
02/08/2012 16:35
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Excellent, although according to the report he has been shooting since 1006 so he should of got the hang of it by now
02/08/2012 16:53
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What was he doing in 1006, training for the Battle of Hastings with a bow and arrow!
Well done Peter Wilson .
If those discs had a picture of Cameron on them i think i'd have won Gold !

02/08/2012 16:33
02/08/2012 17:08
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Well done Peter...   Bang on Target x
02/08/2012 17:13
02/08/2012 20:24
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So dissapointed with BBC coverage of shooting , im getting sick of swiming!
02/08/2012 17:55
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Well done that man you will be mentioned in dispatches !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
02/08/2012 20:11
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absolutely brilliant, shame bbc couldn't show the shooting when most of us are at home, it would have been a brilliant watch!

Weel done and enjoy the moment!

02/08/2012 18:05
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well done nerves of steel if i could hit half a dozen i"d have been well chuffed
02/08/2012 20:05
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was there watching today- awesome experience and nerves of steel. "Pigeon Pete"- a true Olympian hero, and please lets get more coverage on the shooting. What other sport requires such concentration, eye and body coordination??

 

02/08/2012 23:23
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Took up shooting in 1006 !!?? Wow...he looks good for his age !!!!  Well done Peter !
02/08/2012 19:45
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well done, ive done this for years, GLAD YOU GOT THERE FOR YOU AND THE TEAM.
03/08/2012 06:47
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WELL DONE! TO PETER WILSON FOR WINNING GOLD FOR THE GB TEAM, BUT MORE SO IN MY BOOK FOR THE WHOLE CLAY SHOOTING FUTURITY THROUGH OUT BRITAIN FOR GETTING OUR MUCH LOVED SPORT ON THE TV FOR MORE THAN A 30 SECOND MENTION BECAUSE OF THE STIGMA WE GET ABOUT SHOT GUNS IN THE PRESS! THERE ARE SO MANY YOUNG & UP AND COMING TALENTED CLAY SHOOTERS NOT UNLIKE PETER WILSON THAT NEED OUR SUPPORT IN THE FUTURE OF THE SPORT!, IT A WAS A PLEASURE TO WATCH PETER WILSON DO WHAT HE IS DEDICATED TO, CLAY SHOOTING, LETS HAVE MORE TELEVISED SHOOTING TO SHOW THE SPORT OFF FOR WHAT IS! ANYBODY REMEMBER GOOD OLD DAVID VINE AND THE TV SHOW STAR SHOT WITH CLAY SHOOTERS AND CELEBRITIES  SHOOTING CLAYS FOR CHARITY,WE NEED MORE COVERAGE OF OUR GREAT SHOOTING TALENT TO BE SEEN ON TV.ps.IF ANYONE THINKS THAT WAS EASY POP ALONG TO YOUR LOCAL CLAY SHOOTING CLUB AND GIVE IT A GO,YOU'LL BE SURPRISED JUST HOW GOOD YOU FEEL WHEN YOU HIT YOUR FIRST CLAY TARGET FLYING THROUGH THE AIR, Wynford Thomas GRAIG DDU CLAY SHOOTING CLUB.SOUTH WALES. ONCE AGAIN WELL DONE TO PETER WILSON FOR GETTING TEAM GB A GOLD MEDAL FOR CLAY SHOOTING!. 
03/08/2012 00:08
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this is brilliant, about time we had good news about shooting instead ofeverything being negative
03/08/2012 08:58
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Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum is not a Saudi prince, he is from the ruling family of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Congratulations to Peter Wilson and Sheikh Ahmed for a brilliant result.
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