Short-shooting specialist and Olympic speaker Peter Wilson was the youngest competitor in the men’s double trap event at the 2012 London Olympic Games – but it didn’t stop him winning the gold medal, Britain’s first Olympic shooting medal since 2000.
This fantastic achievement followed Peter breaking the world double trap record at a World Cup event – falling just two short of the maximum score – and winning a silver at another World Cup event. The previous year he won a silver medal at the 2011 European Championships in the team double trap, coming fourth in the individual event after scoring 191.
The Olympic speaker had shown his talents much earlier, becoming the European Junior Champion in 2006. Little did he know that just seven years later he would be awarded an MBE for his services to shooting and be winning three more gold medals in the 2013 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Series. A year later, Peter Wilson retired to become a coach and a prolific Olympic speaker.
Peter oozes passion in his talks about his life and the sport that he grew to love. He charms audiences with anecdotes from his brief but highly successful time at the sharp end of competitive sport and he is able to combine gravitas with a wonderful sense of humour that puts event delegates at ease.
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