Les, 80 years, Warrigal Resident


I became interested in shooting whilst working in spare parts. A customer came in and was talking about his guns and the Gun Club he belonged too. He invited me to come and have a look. After I asked a few questions I thought this would be a great leisure sport to get into, that was in 1958. It soon became a passion. I excelled in shooting winning several titles within 6 yrs of starting, which gave me the opportunity to be selected for the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 for Pistol Shooting. Due to my work commitments I was only able to practice 2 hrs per day - during my lunch break and on weekends.

I loved competing, it allowed me to socialise with many shooters from all over Australia and the world. In my career I broke 2 Australian records and won 5 Australian championship shows.

I retired from club shooting in 1985."

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