One of Team GB’s shooting squad’s best medal hopes is confident that the Olympics will give a boost to the sport and improve its image going forward.
World number two in the Double Trap, Peter Wilson, reckons the Olympic games will eliminate any negative aura associated with shooting around the British Isles.
Wilson, who set a world record in Tucson earlier in the year said, “I hope the main legacy is that people start to have a positive outlook on shooting.
"Woolwich is a great spot to have the event. People can get there easily and watch it in a positive environment."
He admits that there is an incorrect perception that the sport is for the more privileged in society but believes that anybody can succeed in the sport can if they want to.
Expectations are high for the 25-year-old who goes into the Double Trap as one of the favourites.
"This is only my first Olympics, so I'm taking pressure off myself," he added.
"I'm shooting very, very well and training is going to plan - but it's early in my career.
"I want to put myself in the best possible position to perform at the highest level in the competition.
"I was sent out to Beijing 2008 as part of the Ambition programme in order to take it all in. Hopefully I can cope with the added pressure."