Bryan Wilson (sport shooter)’s height is
6ft (1.83 m)
Sport associated data:
Gender M Club SSAA
Year of birth 1962 Start of competing 1979
Place of birth Melbourne, AUS Practising shooter since 1975
Hometown Melbourne, AUS Personal Coach
Residence Koorlong Victoria, AUS National Coach
Height (cm) 182 Handedness right
Weight (kg) 98 Master Eye
Marital status married Events 50RT, 50RTMIX, 10RT, 10RTMIX
Children 2 Other sport activities
Higher education Comments
Bryan Kenneth Wilson (born September 26, 1962 in Melbourne) is an Australian sport shooter. He has competed for Australia in running target shooting at four Olympics (1984, 1988, 1996, and 2004), and has produced a phenomenal record of eleven medals in a major international competition: spanning the Commonwealth Games and the Oceanian Championships. Wilson is a full-fledged member of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia.
Wilson made his first ever Australian team at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, finishing seventeenth in the 50 m running target with a score of 564 points.
In 1988, Wilson won his first ever gold medal at the Oceanian Championships that culminated in his selection to the Australian team at his succeeding Games in Seoul 1988, but slumped to a distant twenty-second in a 23-shooter field of his pet event after faring poorly with 282 on the fast run, posting a qualifying score of 573.
Despite missing his 1992 Olympic bid, Wilson cracked a new meet record of 657.9 to successfully claim his first and only short-distance running target title at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, mounting a charge in the final with a superb 1.9-point lead over the crowd favorite Mark Bedlington. On his third Olympic appearance in Atlanta two years later, Wilson tied for eighteenth with North Korea’s Kim Man-chol in the 10 m running target, outwitting the young U.S. shooter Adam Saathoff, who finished dead last in the field, by five points.
Although Wilson was not selected to the Australian squad in Sydney 2000, he had capped off a remarkable eight-year comeback for his fourth Games by beating his Adam Gitsman at the national trials to fill in the Olympic quota place for his country that the latter had won from the Oceanian Championships a year earlier. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Wilson marked a lowly 275 on the slow and a stagnant 269 on the fast run to round out the 19-shooter field of the men’s 10 m running target in last place, finishing with a total score of 544 points.