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Ed Ling
DisciplineOlympic Trap
Date of Birth17 March 1983
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BIOGRAPHY
An Olympic bronze medallist and a former world and European Junior Champion, Ed Ling has appeared at the Olympic Games on three occasions – Athens 2004, London 2012 and Rio 2016 - and has also won the world and European universal trap titles. 
  
Ling finished 25th in the men’s trap in Athens before recording a 21st place finish at London 2012 in the same event. At the 2014 World Championships Ling took silver behind Slovakia’s Erik Varga, which qualified Team GB a quota place for Rio 2016.

A year later Ling competed for Team GB again, this time at the Baku 2015 European Games, where he finished just outside the medal places in fourth after a 13-11 defeat to Giovanni Pellielo in the men’s trap bronze medal shoot off.

One of the most experienced Olympians, having accumulated three appearances at the world's biggest sporting event, he is one of the most humble British athletes to have appeared in the Olympics, but it takes a special talent to get there three times. 
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