George Digweed

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George Digweed MBE was born in Hastings, Sussex on 21 April 1964. He is a multi-World and European English sport shooter clay-shooting champion.[1]

Digweed started shooting at about the age of 12. Taken out by his grandfather he was given a .410 shotgun to shoot with. Due to his competitive attitude he decided to get involved in competitive shooting. Digweed's first memorable competition win was the Home International Skeet Championships in 1986 at Melton Mowbray Gun Club. [2]

He became the first man ever to shoot '100 straight' in a World Championship event[3] and in October 2011, while being filmed for a programme for Fieldsports Channel TV and using standard cartridges, he broke a clay at 130 yards, breaking his own previous record set in America of 118 yards.[4]

Digweed won his 16th World Championship title at the World Sporting Championship in Texas, USA on 25 & 26 April 2009, an event created in 2007 to find out who is the best all-round Shooting Champion in the world.[5]

In 2009 he won the World Sporting Championship, the European Championship,[6] the Mitsubishi World Series,[7] the Pan African and the Italian Grand Prix.[8]

In July 2010, he became the first sportsman to win a world title in four different decades (the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s) when he won the FITASC World Championship. Georges' Facebook page[9] now shows an image of him shooting with the text "George Digweed/25 World Titles/4 Decades".

He has now won 26 world titles (13 Sporting, 11 Fitasc and 2 Compak), 19 European titles (15 Fitasc and 4 Compak), 4 European Compak titles, and 12 world cups.[10][11]

He also has an entry in Wisden, the cricket bible, for an extraordinary cricketing achievement when his bowling figures in a Sussex league cup match were 5 overs, 5 maidens, 8 wickets.[12]

He and his wife Kate run a commercial shoot at Owley Farm, Wittersham, Kent.

George is the brother of renowned DJ and record producer John Digweed.

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