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Michael Diamond

Target shooter Michael Diamond makes a habit of winning gold medals at the highest international level. The salesman from New South Wales became a household name in 1996 when he shot a perfect 25 score to set a new Olympic record and claim...

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Michael Diamond's Biography

Target shooter Michael Diamond makes a habit of winning gold medals at the highest international level. The salesman from New South Wales became a household name in 1996 when he shot a perfect 25 score to set a new Olympic record and claim Australia's first Atlanta gold.


Michael repeated the trick in Sydney four years later with another set of perfect 25s, which left him just two shots shy of his 1996 record. Again, the gold was in the bag. He went on to take out another gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

Michael began shooting clay targets when just eight years old, a year after being bought his first gun, an air rifle. He was always destined to be a sporting shooter. His father managed a Sydney gun club and competed himself.

Having competed at six World Championships, taking out the title in 1999, 2000 and 2001, Michael went on to finish eighth in the trap event at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In 2007 he won the World Trap Shooting Championship in Nicosia, Cyprus and in 2008, he just missed out on a medal at the Beijing Olympics, beaten in a shoot-out for bronze by Russia’s Alexey Alipov.

Michael shot a perfect 25 in the third round of the men’s trap at the 2011 ISSF World Cup and, despite taking home any medals, he put in a gallant effort at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He has his sights now set on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

A world-class and inspirational champion, Michael speaks on a number of topics where he draws parallels between and translates the techniques he uses in sport, applying these to the business sphere.