CHETCUTI William < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA Malta   
Gender Men
Born 07 Jan 1985 in Manikata, MLT
Height1.80 m
Weight 93 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family One child
Residence Manikata, MLT
Occupation Armed Forces, Athlete
Languages Maltese, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began shooting at age 10.
Why this sport? His grandfather and his father introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team Bidnija: Malta
Name of coach Jimmy Bugeja [personal]
Coach from which country? Malta
Handedness Right eye, right hand
International Debut
Tournament Games of the Small States of Europe
General Interest
Nicknames Biondo (Athlete, 11 Oct 2010)
Hobbies Fishing, hunting, pool. (issf-sports.org, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold at the 2011 World Cup event in Beijing, People's Republic of China, and winning a gold medal at the 2013 Mediterranean Games in Mersin, Turkey. (timesofmalta.com, 27 Jun 2013)
Most influential person in career His parents, and coach Jimmy Bugeja. (timesofmalta.com, 26 Jul 2012)
Hero / Idol Emirati shooter Ahmad Mohammad Hasher Al Maktoum. (Athlete, 11 Oct 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Never say never." (Facebook profile, 19 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours He has been named Maltese Sportsman of the Year on 10 occasions. (kullhadd.com, 01 Feb 2014)

He was Malta's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2004 and 2012 Olympic Games. (timesofmalta.com, 26 Jul 2012)
Famous relatives His grandfather competed in shooting at club level in Malta. (olympic.org, 21 Jun 2012)
Ambitions To reach the final at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (independent.com.mt, 25 Jun 2016)
Other information NATIONAL FIRSTS
In 2011 he became the first Maltese shooter to win gold at a World Cup event after finishing first in Beijing, People's Republic of China. He also won Malta's first gold medal at a Mediterranean Games, triumphing in the double trap event at the 2013 edition in Mersin, Turkey. (timesofmalta.com, 27 Jun 2013; independent.com.mt, 26 Jun 2013; ISSF, 24 Apr 2011)