COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Buoyant French's medal tilt

Matt French

Matt French

First published in Sport

OAKLEY’S Matt French will compete in the double trap event as part of England’s 12-strong clay target shooting team.

The 33-year-old won the English title earlier this year and is now targeting a medal in Glasgow on Sunday.

“I am over the moon to be representing England at the Games,” said French, who works as an engineer in Thame.

“This is the high point in my shooting career so far and a dream come true.

“If I never fire another shot after the Games I can retire a happy man knowing I have achieved something very special.

“My minimum aim is to make the top-six final, but realistically I won’t be happy if I don’t return with a medal.”

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