George Barton (sport shooter)

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George Barton
Personal information
Full name George Raymond Barton
Nationality  Australia
Born (1977-09-06) 6 September 1977 (age 37)
Tamworth, New South Wales,
Australia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
Sport Shooting
Event(s) Skeet
Club Tamworth Gun Club[1]
Coached by Greg Chan[1]

George Raymond Barton (born September 6, 1977 in Tamworth, New South Wales) is an Australian sport shooter.[2] He won a bronze medal in men's skeet pair shooting, along with his brother Clive Barton, at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, with a total score of 183 points.[3][4]

Barton made his official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he placed twenty-ninth in men's skeet shooting, with a total score of 118 points, tying his position with Egypt's Mostafa Hamdy.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Barton competed for the second time, as a 30-year-old, in men's skeet shooting, along with his teammate Paul Rahman. He finished only in seventeenth place by one point behind Czech Republic's Jan Sychra, for a total score of 116 targets.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ISSF Profile – George Barton". ISSF. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "George Barton". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Oakes, Dan (20 March 2006). "Going great guns". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "India hits the bullseye". Melbourne 2006 Corporation. 20 March 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Men's Skeet Qualification". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tamworth's Olympian shoots in Beijing". NBN News (Australia). 215 August 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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