Ben first took up shooting in 2006, during his time at the University of Aberdeen. He made his Paralympic debut at London 2012.
As a student, Ben also took up Archery and he set a British Universities and Colleges Sport record in the novice men’s individual compound at the 2010 BUCS Outdoor Archery Championships. However, he continued to focus on shooting as he felt it offered him something different and it really captured his interest. He enjoyed the fact that the sport demands the ability to learn self-control and mental discipline from competing athletes.
Ben joined the national shooting team in March 2011 and his first major competition was the 2011 IPC World Cup in Spain, Alicante. Highlights of this Paralympic cycle include the 2014 IPC Shooting World Cup in Fort Benning, USA, where he won bronze and silver.
At Rio 2016, Ben bettered his London performance to finish 38th in qualifying in the R3 mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1.
In addition to his sporting achievements, Ben has a gold Duke of Edinburgh award and he was also awarded a Bachelors Degree in Marine Biology from the University of Aberdeen in 2010.
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