Adams is a successful clay target (skeet) shooter based in Queensland. USANA
Australia is not only thrilled to welcome Paul to Team USANA but would also say
congratulations for qualifying for the upcoming Rio Olympic Games.
began shooting when was 10 years old with his grandfather
and coach Ian Mathieson, said initially he was “completely scared to shoot, but
once I had taken my first shot I was hooked and never looked back”.
Paul, who is ranked #1 nationally and #50
internationally*, stared in ISSF Skeet when he was 19. He had spent many years
shooting other clay target disciplines but as he wanted to peruse an Olympic
dream he chose skeet as it suited his skills he had learnt over the years.
In his career so far Paul has managed to
qualify for many World Cup teams and World Championship teams and was selected
for Commonwealth Games in 2014, after missing out on Olympics in 2012 after
being ranked 3rd where the top two spots were selected. This year,
he managed an automatic selection to Rio after shooting the minimum score
122/125 and winning the last selection event. Paul said being selected for the Olympics is
his career highlight so far.
Besides being a semi-professional athlete,
Paul is a Registered Nurse Graduate and works in theatre at one of the local
public hospitals. He also maintains a healthy, active lifestyle by going to the
gym four times a week, focusing on strength and conditioning training, and also
attends the shooting range three times a week.
Paul manages his busy schedule by “being
very well prepared”.
“I manage shift times with the managers at work so I can balance work and
sporting life so I can have the best of both worlds,” he said.
Paul said it’s important to stay focused
and in order to succeed he follows the six rules of success
Break some of the rules (not
Work like hell
Don’t listen to the nay Sayers
Don’t be afraid to fail
And always give back
In the short-term future Paul hopes to continue
nursing and further his degree for a post-graduate diploma and then masters. He
also hopes to enlist in the Air Force as a Nursing Officer and to shoot
professionally for the Air Force. Long-term Paul thinks he will further his studies
in medicine and work as a doctor, specialising in orthopaedics or plastic
With so much ambition and focus it seems
Paul will continue to shoot high and USANA Australia looks forward to
supporting him along the way. We wish him all the best at the upcoming Olympic
*Rank as of May 2016.
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