David and Hayley Chapman are the first father & daughter to compete at an Olympic Games together in shooting (and more than likely in any event).
Hayley is going to be competing in the 25m Pistol and David the 25m Rapid Fire events at the 2012 London Olympics.
That is great news in and of itself but the even better news is that major newspapers and Channel 10 news have ran totally controversy free articles and video about the two’s achievements. There was not one hint of anti-gunnery at all and that is great to see.
I do find it funny how Nick D’arcy and Kenrick Monk got in trouble for posing with firearms but hey lets take the victories when we can aye?
Channel Ten News Piece:
Sydney Morning Herald article (also printed in The Age):
So there you go good to have a win for once!
On a side note do you guys have any problems with this photo?
Also in the video there is a shot of them pointing their guns straight at a cameraman, this seems pretty silly to me, I feel the shooters should have known better but what do you think?
What annoys me is that shooting at the Olympic Games is fine with the media and even some anti-gunners but if you shoot for any other reason other than competing at the Olympics, guns and shooting are completely evil? I just don’t get it. I guess Aussie Pride can overcome all prejudices hell we call any Kiwi with an ounce of Talent that lives here an Aussie so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.