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Richard Faulds

Full name: Richard Bruce Faulds
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: March 16, 1977 in Guildford, Surrey, Great Britain
Affiliations: West London Shooting Club, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After his son showed promise as a trap shooter, Richard Faulds’ father built his son a shooting range on the family farm in Hampshire. Clearly this must have helped Richard’s progress for he made his début for the British team at 13 and was a medallist at the World Junior Championships.

He was still a teenager when he finished fifth in the final of the 1996 Olympic double trap and won the European title the following year in Finland. Faulds added a bronze medal at the 1998 World Championships and was established as one of the favourites for the Sydney Olympics. At Sydney he placed fourth in the qualifying round but made up on the leaders and finished in a tie at the top of the leaderboard with Australia’s Russell Mark. Both men missed a clay in the first shoot-off but when the Australian missed for a second time Faulds was able to keep his nerve and claim the title. To the start of 2012 this has been Faulds’ only major championships although he has won medals at the European Championships and Commonwealth Games and has won round of the annual World Cup series. After working for many years as an instructor he set up his own shooting school in 2010.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 19 Atlanta Shooting Men's Double Trap Great Britain GBR 5
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Shooting Men's Double Trap Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2004 Summer 27 Athina Shooting Men's Double Trap Great Britain GBR 13T
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Shooting Men's Double Trap Great Britain GBR 6
2012 Summer 35 London Shooting Men's Double Trap Great Britain GBR 12

Men's Double Trap

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TP PRP FRP PTS R1P R2P R3P FP S1P S2P S3P
1996 Summer 19 Atlanta Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 180
1996 Summer 19 Atlanta Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Round 180 139 41
1996 Summer 19 Atlanta Shooting Great Britain GBR Preliminary Round 139 47 46 46
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 187
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Round 187 141 46
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Shooting Great Britain GBR Preliminary Round 141 48 48 45
2004 Summer 27 Athina Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 130
2004 Summer 27 Athina Shooting Great Britain GBR Preliminary Round 130 41 44 45
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 180
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Round 180 43
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Shooting Great Britain GBR Preliminary Round 137 45 46 46
2012 Summer 35 London Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 133
2012 Summer 35 London Shooting Great Britain GBR Qualification 133 39 46 48
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