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Richard Davies

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Three children
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2007.
Why this sport?
He initially competed in wheelchair rugby, but gave up the sport after he was not selected to play at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. He took up shooting shortly afterwards.
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Antalya, TUR

General interest

Nicknames
Dicky (Facebook profile, 09 Aug 2020)
Hobbies
Travelling, fishing, driving off-road buggies. (rio.paralympics.org.uk, 2016)
Other sports
He played wheelchair rugby for 14 years. (expressandstar.com, 23 Mar 2016)
Impairment
He is paralysed from the chest down as a result of a swimming pool accident in 1990. (birminghammail.co.uk, 27 Jul 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2012-09-02 16
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Final 2014-07-21 7
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 1
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 25
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2016-09-10 11