Edward Ling

Edward "Ed" Ling (born 7 March 1983[1]) is an English sport shooter who represented Great Britain at the 2004 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics, and 2016 Summer Olympics. Ling was born in Taunton, Somerset.

Edward Ling
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Trap
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2014 Grenada Trap
Silver medal – second place 2017 Moscow Trap
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Belgrade Team Trap

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens he participated in the men's trap event, finishing tied for 25th position.[1] In 2012, he also competed in the men's trap, finishing in 21st position.[2] At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the men's trap.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

He is a crop farmer in Somerset, and also works as a shooting coach.[4][5] He is married to Abbey Burton, a fellow professional shooter, and has one daughter with her.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Edward Ling Biography". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  2. ^ "London 2012 trap 125 targets men - Olympic Shooting". 8 August 2016.
  3. ^ Prior, Ian (8 August 2016). "Ed Ling keeps his cool to win bronze in Rio 2016 men's trap" – via The Guardian.
  4. ^ "Somerset Olympic hero Ed Ling returns home to harvest farm". Somerset County Gazette. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  5. ^ "The Team - Ling Shooting". Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  6. ^ "SHOOTING: Lings 'overwhelmed' by England call for Commonwealth Games". Somerset County Gazette. Retrieved 5 March 2018.