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Peter Wilson claims shooting gold for Great Britan, Sweden bag silver

Updated: Thursday, 02 Aug 2012 16:02

Peter Wilson claims gold for Great Britain
Peter Wilson claims gold for Great Britain

Shooter Peter Wilson claimed gold for Great Britain in the men's double trap.

The 25-year-old rom Dorset led from start to finish at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Wilson, the world record holder and world number two in the event, was three points ahead going into the final after three qualifying rounds in the morning.

And in a tense final shoot-out Wilson missed five shots, including a double as he closed in on gold.

But his opponents could not take advantage and the Briton eventually finished two clear of Sweden's Hakan Dahlby with a total score of 188 out of 200 shots fired.

Wilson only took up competitive trap shooting in 2006 after a shoulder injury suffered while snowboarding prevented him from playing squash and cricket.

Medal Table

Country Total
USA 45 27 30 102
China 38 28 23 89
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 25 25 32 82
South Korea 13 8 7 28
Ireland 1 1 3 5
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