Matthew FRENCH

Matthew FRENCH
Birth Date:  08 Jul 1981
Place of Birth:  OXFORD
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  36
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  185
Weight (Kg):  85

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
SHO Shooting Men's Double Trap 8

Matthew FRENCH - Schedule

Time Event Status
Wed, 11 Apr 9:00
Men's Double Trap Qualification

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Double Trap Men 2

World Championships
2017 Moscow, RUS Double Trap Men 4
2015 Lonato, ITA Double Trap Men 15
2014 Granada, ESP Double Trap Men 17

Nickname: Frenchy (Athlete, 29 Oct 2017)

Travel, history, snooker, surfing (Athlete, 29 Oct 2017;, 19 May 2017)

Occupation: HGV and cryogenic engineer, athlete (Athlete, 29 Oct 2017;, 19 May 2017)
Education: Agricultural engineering at Melton Mowbray College in Brooksby, England
Languages spoken: English
Position style: Right hand, right eye
Reason: Father shot at local club and started taking him along. (Athlete, 29 Oct 2017)
Ambition: Win titles at Commonwealth and Olympic Games. (Athlete, 29 Oct 2017)
Memorable: Silver in double trap at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. (Athlete, 29 Oct 2017)
Hero: English sporting shooter George DIGWEED, Olympic gold medallist shooter Russell MARK (AUS), tennis player Roger FEDERER (SUI) and English snooker player Ronnie O'SULLIVAN. (Athlete, 29 Oct 2017)
Influence: Former Great Britain double trap coach, Martin BARKER (deceased). "Friend and coach for many years." (Athlete, 29 Oct 2017)
Ritual: "I juggle as part of my warm-up." (Athlete, 29 Oct 2017)
Additional information

Silver in skeet on Commonwealth Games debut at Glasgow 2014 after losing gold-medal match to teammate Steve SCOTT (ENG). His fellow shooter hit a perfect 30 out of 30, while FRENCH missed just one target. "Ninety-nine times out of 100 you will win with a 29. To come second was a bit gut-wrenching, but to be beaten by a teammate is acceptable. Gold would have been nice, but it went to a fractionally better man on the day." (, 28 Jul 2014)

Silver in double trap at 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Championships at Belmont shooting complex in Brisbane - test event for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (, 3 Nov 2017)

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Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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