Thomas Turner (sport shooter)

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Thomas Turner
Personal information
Full nameThomas John Turner
NationalityFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Born (1972-11-13) 13 November 1972 (age 46)
Cessnock, New South Wales,
Australia
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
Sport
Sport Shooting
Event(s)Double trap (DT150)
ClubCessnock Clay Target Club [1]
Coached byThomas Arthur Turner (club)
Greg Chan (national) [1]

Thomas John "Tom" Turner (born 13 November 1972 in Cessnock, New South Wales) is an Australian sport shooter. [2] He has won several age group Australian and Oceanian championship titles in double trap shooting, and also had a golden opportunity to represent Australia at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. [1] Turner is also a member of Cessnock Clay Target Shooting Range and the Australian Clay Target Shooting Association, where he trains full-time under head coach Greg Chan. [3]

Cessnock, New South Wales Town in New South Wales, Australia

Cessnock is a city in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, about 52 km (32 mi) by road west of Newcastle. It is the administrative centre of the City of Cessnock LGA and was named after an 1826 grant of land called Cessnock Estate, which was owned by John Campbell. The local area was once known as "The Coalfields", and it is the gateway city to the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, which includes Pokolbin, Mount View, Lovedale, Broke, Rothbury, and Branxton.

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 26 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

2004 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, held in Athens in 2004

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Turner made his first Australian squad, along with teammate and Olympic veteran Steve Haberman in the men's double trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Turner finished first at the Olympic trials to fill out the Olympic place won by 1996 champion Russell Mark from the ISSF World Cup meet in Perth a year earlier, and then joined with his teammate Steve Haberman to the Australian team that crushed Mark's opportunity to compete for the Games. [3] [4] A less experienced on the international scene in the midst of Mark's startling absence, Turner showed off his best to eagerly shoot 126 hits out of 150 in the qualifying round, which was worthily enough to charge a two-way tie with Russia's Vasily Mosin for nineteenth place. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "ISSF Profile – Thomas Turner". ISSF . Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Thomas Turner". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC . Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  3. 1 2 "Some days are diamonds, others aren't as Mark misses Athens target". Sydney Morning Herald. 10 February 2004. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  4. "Shooting 2004 Olympic Qualification" (PDF). Majority Sports. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
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