HUCKLE James < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 17 Sep 1990 in Harlow, ENG
Height1.68 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Harlow, ENG
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began shooting when he joined a local club at age 15.
Why this sport? "Basically it's because we had a large garden at home and my dad had a rifle. It also appealed to me because when I was younger I wanted to be like the guys in the action movies, but also be safe and without any danger. It was therefore obvious to join a club where I could shoot properly."
Club / Team Romford Rifle and Pistol: Romford, ENG
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hobbies Mountain biking, golf, tennis. (eley.co.uk, 30 Oct 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement Setting a new British record for the 50m rifle three position event at the 2011 World Cup in Changwon, Korea. (idolmag.co.uk, 23 May 2012)
Most influential person in career Rajmond Debevec. (olympics.org.uk, 03 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol U shooter Matthew Emmons. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Sport is about improving yourself, pushing the limits and having fun." (Athlete, 28 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours He won the Essex Sports Personality of the Year award at the 2011 Essex Sports Awards. (bbc.co.uk, 03 Jan 2012)
Other sports He is a black belt in judo. (eley.co.uk, 30 Oct 2011)
Other information FAMILY
He is one of a set of triplets, with a brother and sister the same age as him. (eley.co.uk, 30 Oct 2011)

OLYMPIC IMPACT
He is keen to point out the individual nature of his sport and hopes the 2012 Olympic Games may encourage more people to try it. "Shooting is all about self-improvement, you can't cheat yourself. It's also just a bit different and I would encourage everyone to have a go. Especially if you don't like running much that rules out sports like football, rugby and tennis, but there are lots of other sports you can take part in. Have a look at the Olympics to see the sports on offer and just give them a go." (idolmag.co.uk, 23 May 2012)