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Doug Blessin

Hometown/Current City: Port Coquitlam, BC

Home Range: Ridgedale Gun Club

Disciplines: R4 Air Rifle Standing, R5 Air Rifle Standing, 50m Prone

Year Started Shooting: 2008

Major Games Attended: Paralympics, World Championships, World Cups

Social Media: Twitter (@dougblessin), YouTube (dougblessin)




28th - R4 Air Rifle Standing - 2020 Tokyo

28th - R9 50m Rifle Prone - 2020 Tokyo

33rd - R5 Air Rifle Prone - 2020 Tokyo

6th - R5 Air Rifle Prone -  2016 Rio

25th - R4 Air Rifle Standing - 2016 Rio

24th - R4 Air Rifle Standing - 2012 London

25th - R5 Air Rifle Prone - 2012 London


Rapid fire questions:

What is the best piece of advice you've gotten as an athlete?

To be The Rock, to breathe, and to turn any mistakes or issues into a learning opportunity. Learning from failures is what makes champions.

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

To shake the hands of the shooters to my left and right in the line and to wish them well.

Do you have any role models in or outside the sport?

Chris Trifonidis - Former SFC AWAD Athlete

What are your hobbies outside of shooting?

Fly fishing and hunting

Favourite movie or TV show?

The Matrix

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