Further Personal Information
||Three children, including daughter Hayley
||Hoyleton, SA, AUS
||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
||He maintains the strength in his arm by pushing against immovable objects both at home and on his farm.
||Right eye, right hand
||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)
||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)
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)
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)