BURGE Ben < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA Australia   
Gender Male
Born 11 Jun 1980 in Albury, AUS
Height1.75 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Frankston, VIC, AUS
Occupation Security Guard
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began shooting at the age of 14.
Why this sport? "One of the main things that kicked it off was when I was in primary school when the Commonwealth Games were on, and we wrote letters as kids to athletes. I wrote to a pistol shooter and they never replied, so, as a kid, I thought I want to do this sport and I want to beat that person. I can't remember who it was, but I remember getting all heated up."
Club / Team Frankston: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach Miroslav Sipek
Coach from what year? 2003
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2002
Competing for Australia
General Interest
Hobbies Cars, music and socialising. (ISSF, 01 Sep 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a silver and bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. Making my first World Cup final in 2008 in Milan, Italy, and finishing 6th. (benburge.com, 01 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "The only difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary is a little bit extra." (NOC, 21 May 2008)
Ambitions To medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 2012 Olympic Games. He is also aiming to beat Will Godward's Australain air rifle record of 594 and to increase his personal bests in each event. (benburge.com, 01 Sep 2010)