Shooting Club

Peter Wilson

// Sherborne, U.K.

Peter Wilson MBE is a current English sport shooter who won gold in the London 2012 Olympics in the double trap. Peter is the current record holder for the double trap, having scored 198/200 at the World Cup in Arizona in 2012, and he was awarded an MBE in 2013 for services to shooting.




Club

Shooting Club

Location

Sherborne, U.K.

Achievements

1x Olympic gold, 1x silver at European Championship







Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson MBE is a current English sport shooter who won Olympic gold in the London 2012 Olympics in the double trap. Peter's route to the top was no fairy tale! He only took up the sport in a serious way after dislocating his left shoulder in a snowboarding accident. Without being able to pursue mainstream sport whilst still at Millfield school in Somerset he chose to shoot one handed once a week at Cheddar Valley Shooting Ground. Peter is the current record holder for the double trap, having scored 198/200 at the World Cup in Arizona in 2012, and he was awarded an MBE in 2013 for services to shooting. On 31 October 2014, at the age of 28, Wilson officially announced his retirement from competitive shooting to focus on personal life and coaching, ending abruptly his short, but remarkable career with an Olympic gold medal in men's double trap from London 2012, and three more from the 2013 ISSF World Cup series. However, Peter decided to come out of retirement as he feels he has some "unfinished business" with the sport, and he is currently training for the Tokyo Summer Olympic games in 2020.