PATEL Parag < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 27 Dec 1975 in Kingston, ENG
Height1.78 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Esher, ENG
Occupation Surgeon
Languages English
Higher education Medicine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He was 13 when he first went to the school rifle range at Epsom College, in Epsom, Surrey.
Why this sport? "We were all made to shoot at school with the cadets, and by chance I shot a maximum score on my first attempt...it was not long before the school stopped me playing hockey, cricket and rugby just to focus on shooting. They had a record of producing international shooters and I felt they were grooming me"
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "It is a great feeling when you win after years of training for one competition. I suppose that is what keeps me doing it. I have always been competitive in everything I do and strive to be better. As with anything, it comes down to training...I think that the difference on the day comes down to who is mentally stronger and truly believes he or she will win." (careers.bmj.com, 11 Mar 2008)
Other information ENT SURGEON
In 2008 he was a fourth year specialist registrar in ear, nose and throat surgery. (careers.bmj.com, 11 Mar 2008)