Britain’s Peter Wilson gets Gold in Double Trap Shooting on Thursday
Britain’s Peter Wilson shot his way to the gold medal in the Olympic men’s double trap shooting Thursday.
Wilson scored 188 out of a possible 200 to win by two points from Sweden’s Hakan Dahlby, and sank to his knees with joy after making the shots that guaranteed him Britain’s first shooting gold medal for 12 years.
“All these years during my preparation nothing else mattered – world cup, world competitions – more than the Olympic Games. Nothing compares to winning in London,” Wilson said.
He had been leading by four, but suffered a scare when he missed both clay pigeon targets with 10 points remaining.
“Dropping a compete pair wasn’t exactly in the plan. I think everyone got a little bit more nervous then. So did I,” he said.
Dahlby’s score of 49 out of 50 was the best among the finalists, and dragged him up the standings from fifth in qualification.
Third place went to Russia’s Vasily Mosin, who beat Kuwaiti shooter Fehaid Aldeehani in a shootoff.