Richard FAULDS

Great Britain GBR

Shooting

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    5
  • First Olympic Games
    Atlanta 1996
  • Year of Birth
    1977
Olympic Results

Biography

Richard FAULDS

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 medalist 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 championship 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, the Owls Lodge Shooting School, in Hampshire, with his wife Tanya in 2010. When Faulds appeared at the 2012 London Olympics, he became only the second British shooter to compete in five Olympics after Alister Allan (1968-92). Faulds announced his retirement from competitive shooting at the end of 2014.

Olympic Results

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London 2012

#12
Double Trap
Double Trap Shooting
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Results Event Sport

Beijing 2008

#6
Double Trap
Double Trap Shooting
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Athens 2004

#=13
Double Trap
Double Trap Shooting
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Sydney 2000

G
Double Trap
Double Trap Shooting
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Results Event Sport

Atlanta 1996

#5
Double Trap
Double Trap Shooting