Will Godward

Will Godward

Shooting Schedule & Results

(Local) / 09:00 AM 14 Aug (Rio)
50m Rifle 3 Positions Men's Qualification

1156 (39th)


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Athlete Biography

It will be back-to-back Olympic Games for Will Godward after the Queensland born, Adelaide based rifle shooter put together a consistent run of qualifying performances. Godward finished with silver in the 50 metre rifle three positions and bronze in the 10m air rifle at the 2015 Oceania Championships.

A relatively late starter to the sport, Godward began competing when he was 23 after his cousin introduced him to shooting. Three years later he competed for Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi where he finished 12th in the individual 50m 3 position and 5th in the pairs 50m 3 position with Ben Burge.

After winning three Olympic quotas for Australia at the 2011 Oceania Championships he went on to make his Olympic debut in London. Lining up in the 10m air rifle, Godward finished 40th with a score of 588.

Outside of his shooting commitments Godward is a practising pianist who began playing at the age of 7 and has played at the Adelaide Conservatorium of Music.

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Olympic Information

  • 2012 London - 40th (10m air rifle)

Recent Performances

  • 26th (3P) - ISSF World Cup (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • 2nd (3P) – 2015 Australia Cup 2 (Sydney, Australia)
  • 3rd ( 3P) – 2016 Australia Cup 1 (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2nd (3P) – 2015 Oceania Championships (Sydney, Australia
  • 3rd (3P) – 2015 Shooting Australia Grand Prix (Sydney, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • 2011 Oceania Gold Men's 3 position and Air rifle.
  • Setting a new personal best in Olympic Selection match in 2016
  • Commonwealth Games 2010

Education

  • Primary
    Port Side Christian School
  • Secondary
    Home Schooled

Training

  • Coach
    Self Coached ( 2013 - Current )
  • Club
    SSAA Moonta, Morialta Target Shooters
  • Primary Training Base
    Target Rifle South Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    SSAA Moonta

Q&A

Favourite food
Chicken Parmy
Favourite holiday destination
Czech Republic Pilsen
Favourite music
Coldplay, Keith Green.
Dream car
Subaru WRX STI
Personal Motto
I will always put God first in all aspects of my life, for without Him nothing is possible. Matthew 19:26
Star Sign
I would spend my last $10 on
Macca's run
Tattoos/Piercings
Olympic Rings, right shoulder.
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Golf
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Eric Liddell 1924 Paris Olympics
First Olympic Memory?
Seeing Michael Diamond win Gold at the 1996 Olympics
Most Influential person in your career/life
My Mum
Why this sport?
Because I wasn't good enough to play cricket for Australia :)