|Date of Birth||16 March 1977|
|Club||Owls Lodge Shooting Schoo...|
Richard overcame a weak eye to become Team GB’s first shooting Olympic gold medallist for 12 years.
His successful 20 year career began when he first represented Team GB in the double trap aged just 13. By 16 he was junior world champion and three years later came fifth in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
Four years later in Sydney he won gold, breaking the then Olympic record in the process when he shot 143 in the first round. He went on to represent Team GB in 2004 and 2008 – coming 13th and sixth respectively.