DSGB today heard the news that Roy Carter, a pistol shooter who represented GB on many occasions over the past few years, has lost his short battle with cancer.
Roy had most recently competed in the UAE in January and was in training for Rio before his diagnosis earlier this year. A naturally talented shooter, Roy's finest achievement came at the IPC Shooting World Cup USA in November 2015. Having qualified topin P1 (10m Air Pistol Men SH1) with a PB of 573 he went on to earn a bronze medal and a Direct Slot for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Roy was also undisputably the finest P5 shooter in the world, bringing home Gold medal after Gold medal in the non-Paralympic event.
The pistol squad have lost a good friend and colleague. He had a close relationship with coach Vladimir Filimonov who took him from a beginner to a medal winning athlete in a few short years. Roy came to shooting from wheelchair basketball and while he had a love hate relationship with the sport Vlad kept him focused on his performances. Roy was immensely proud to shoot for Great Britain and he represented his country with great dignity.
DSGB send their condolences to Roy's friends and family. He will be greatly missed by all in Disability Shooting Great Britain.