CHAPMAN David < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 22 Mar 1965 in Balaklava, AUS
Height1.67 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Three children, including daughter Hayley
Residence Hoyleton, SA, AUS
Occupation Farmer
Languages English
Higher education Roseworthy Agriculture College: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began competing in 1984.
Why this sport? His father founded a local pistol club and got him involved in the sport.
Club / Team Balaklava Sports Shooting: Australia
Training Regime He maintains the strength in his arm by pushing against immovable objects both at home and on his farm.
Handedness Right eye, right hand
General Interest
Nicknames Davey (plainsproducer.com.au, 15 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career Coach Alex Taransky, and his daughter Hayley Chapman. (rio2016.olympics.com.au, 08 Apr 2016; foxsports.com.au, 17 May 2014)
Famous relatives His daughter Hayley Chapman has represented Australia in shooting. She won silver in the 25m pistol at the 2015 Australian Championships in Adelaide, South Australia. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 May 2016; Hayley Chapman Twitter profile, 23 Jan 2016; ssaa.org.au, 01 May 2014)
Other information FAMILY AFFAIR
He and his daughter Hayley became the first father and daughter to represent Australia at the same Commonwealth Games when they competed at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The pair had already become the first father and daughter to represent Australia at the Olympic Games at the 2012 Games in London. (ssaa.org.au, 01 May 2014; dailytelegraph.com.au, 19 Jun 2012)

TIME OUT
He gave up competing on the World Cup circuit in 1985 after getting married. He made a return to competitive shooting almost a decade later. (olympics.com.au, 08 Jun 2012)