Growing up, Chris Pitt was a star athlete, excelling in swimming and other sports, but at the age of 10 he was diagnosed with a virus for which there was no cure, and began using a wheelchair two years later.
Although he was raised on a farm in Bundaberg and well-trained in the use of firearms, Chris didn’t think to begin competing in shooting until 2010.
In January 2013 he was selected to join the Australian team and made his international debut three months later at the IPC Shooting World Cup in Szczecin, Poland, where he finished 13th of 37. At the IPC Shooting World Cup in Bangkok, Thailand later that year, Chris achieved his goal of reaching the finals in both his events, and at the Oceania Championships in Sydney in December, he won two gold medals.
Inspired by wheelchair racer Rheed McCracken, Chris began working towards his Paralympic …Read More