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Darto
08-02-2012, 8:11 AM
http://www.nbcolympics.com/shooting/index.html

Peter Wilson, 26, of Great Britain won gold in doubles a few minutes ago. Maybe it will help shooting sports get a toehold in that island?

wikipedia: .."took up shooting at his father's suggestion after he suffered nerve damage to his shoulder in a snowboarding accident which left him unable to play squash and cricket...Following budget cuts by UK Sport following the lack of shooting medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Wilson's funding was removed completely and he was required to fund his shooting expenses which amount to nearly 10,000 a year. He tried to work in a pub as a barman, but found that the night shifts conflicted with his shooting practice. His parents instead funded him for a year while he tried to secure further funding. Presently he raises funds along with the rest of the British shooting team by running fundraising events".