Through his Olympic Challenge, Chris always expected to try out new sports, some that he would enjoy and others that he would not be taking part in again, read on below to find out which one it was this week…..
“I am now an official fan of clay pigeon shooting. What a great sport, although I am sure that if my result had been worse, I probably would not be such a huge advocate. I understand from one of the guys that looked after me that there has been some controversy in the shooting fraternity surrounding this year’s games and in particular the legacy (or lack of) that extends beyond the games. The feeling is that it would have been a great opportunity to update and refresh the World renowned Bisley, to provide that lasting legacy, but instead new facilities (and a very large brick wall) have been built at some expense and will then most probably be pulled down afterwards – what a shame! From an impartial perspective, the Royal Artillery Barracks will provide an amazing location for these events and are steeped in history themselves”.
“Clay pigeon is only one aspect of the shooting that takes place at The Olympics this year which is broken down into three main parts – shotgun, pistol and rifle. It has appeared at all but two Olympics in the past and made its first appearance as a women’s event in 1984. 390 athletes are expected at the Royal Artillery Barracks this year”.
Make sure that you visit The Insider next week to find out whether the next sport on Chris’ list will have the same great reception….