Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He started the sport at age 14 at Sellafield Archery Club in Cumbria, England.
|Why this sport?
||He took up the sport because he 'just likes shooting things'.
|Club / Team
||Sellafield Archery Club: England
|Name of coach
||Peter Dong Eun-Suk
||Willsy. (World Archery, 16 Jul 2012)
||Golf, cars and socialising. (World Archery, 16 Jul 2012)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning a gold medal at the 2010 World Field Archery Championships. (telegraph.co.uk, 12 Aug 2011)
||He has suffered from an ongoing shoulder problem. (People's Daily, 11 Oct 2007)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Prepare to work hard and be in it for the long haul because success doesn't just happen overnight, it takes years and years and years and years." (timeout.com, 17 Aug 2011)
||To win a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (British Olympic Association, 09 May 2012)
He is sometimes known as 'the most dangerous man in archery' because of his temper. (The Telegraph, 12 Aug 2011)
In 2007 he decided to give up his day job as a carpenter and concentrate on archery full-time. "I was doing an eight-hour day at work, then going home, practising, and my body was tired," he said. "I had the opportunity through funding to go full-time and thought I just had to go for it - so I did." (BBC Sport, 21 Nov 2007)
FROM FIELD TO TARGET
He switched from field archery [where archers shoot at targets at various distances, often over rough terrain and woodland] to target archery because he felt the quality of competition was better and he wanted the incentive of taking part in the Olympic Games. "I was the world number one field archer, but felt I needed a new challenge," he said. (BBC Sport, 21 Nov 2007)