London 2012

Shoot to thrill

Peter Wilson claimed gold for GB in the men's double trap. Sky Sports looks at his life and shooting career.

Last Updated: 02/08/12 4:07pm

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Peter Wilson: claimed gold for GB in the men's double trap

Peter Wilson: claimed gold for GB in the men's double trap

Shooting star Peter Wilson claimed Britain's fourth gold medal of London 2012 in the men's double trap.

The 25-year-old farmer's son from Dorset led from start to finish at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

We take a look at Wilson's life and shooting career.

1986: Born September 15, Dorset.

1999: Attends Millfield School, Somerset. Year below England rugby captain Chris Robshaw.

2004: Takes up shooting after suffering a shoulder injury while snowboarding which prevents him playing squash and cricket

2006: Begins competing in double trap. Within six months wins English, UK and European Junior Championships.

2008: Sheikh Ahmad Mohammad Hasher Al Maktoum, a member of the ruling family of Dubai and 2004 Olympic double trap gold medallist, becomes his coach.

2010: Wins English Open Championship. Second in European Championship.

2011: Wins English Open Championship. Second in World Cup, Chile, earning GB an Olympic quota spot.

2012: Wins World Cup, Arizona, with world record score of 198/200. Becomes world number one.

August 2 - Wins Olympic gold medal at London 2012 in the men's double trap.

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