New Zealand-born Bradley Mark became an incomplete quadriplegic at 35 after contracting bacterial meningitis. He began shooting just over a decade later as an alternative to physiotherapy.
With dominant performances in the lead-up to London 2012, including gold in the 10m air rifle standing individual and team events at the 2011 IPC Shooting World Cups in Sydney and Fort Benning, USA, Bradley was well-placed for a podium finish at his Paralympic Games debut.
In a highly competitive field in the 10m air rifle prone, the 2011 Queensland Sporting Wheelies Senior Athlete of the Year nominee shot a perfect 600/600, setting a new Oceanian record and equalling the Paralympic and world records. However, as one of 10 shooters who qualified with 600, he was two bulls short and missed the eight-person final to finish 10th overall.
At the 2015 IPC Shooting World Cup in Sydney, Bradley again set a new Oceanian …Read More