William Shaner is the 2020 Olympic gold medalist sports athlete. He contests in both national and international competitions. Since he became an athlete the young chap has been making history. William is a member of the National Training Centre Shooting Club. The young lad accumulated a total of 251.6 points in the final emerging victor and defeating China’s Lihao sheng in an Olympic competition
Early life and nationality
William Shaner is an American citizen born in Colorado Springs. He began shooting in sports at the age of 9. He was enrolled in Colorado Springs High school. From high school, he preceded to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky.
He assisted the Kentucky Wildcats to be victors at their third consecutive national championship. While in college, the First Team All American honours was won by him. He has profound gratefulness for his background in his accomplishments at this young age and his small hometown which makes him very proud. He grew up with his sister Brianna.
Date of birth and age
April 25th 2020 was when William was born and he is 21 years old.
Shaner had a keen interest in sports and shooting field, he purposed in his heart to make a career out of what he loves and enjoy doing. William is a professional shooter; he commenced his shooting profession at a tender age at the 2018. He won his first Junior Olympic gold medal at age eleven in 50m prone. World Championship was where he won bronze during the 50 meter rifles prone event. He also had made a good name for himself at the University of Kentucky when he helped them emerge victors. This made him earn an early sit at the shooters hall of fame.
He won the gold medal in the men’s 10 meter rifle event during the 2020 Summer Olympic. Will was the NCAA Rookie player of the year from 2018 to 2019. Also in 2018m, he won the bronze medal at the Junior World Championship (rifle prone). It did not end there; he won the 2018 ISSF Suhl Junior World Cup, gold (rifle prone). He was named NCAA Rookie of the Year, he was a freshman in school and was an All American First Team member in air rifle and smallbore, finished second in the NCAA air rifle.
He is the onetime Olympic 2020 gold medalist and during the Tokyo 2020, he won the gold medal in the 10 meter air rifle and 6th at the 10 meter air rifle mixed team. At the world championship, he has experience some victories. In 2018, he won bronze during the 50 rifle prone.
He currently has ten medals to his credit; seven gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals all at the age of 21 years old. This indicates how bright his future is in this field of discipline.
Athlete has made the young lad earn an estimated amount of $370k partaking in different competitions worldwide.
Gregory Shaner is the name of his father and his mother is called Victoria Shaner. He has only one sister Brianna Shaner.
6 feet and 2 inches (188cm)
140 lb (64 kg)
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Driven by the quest to pursue perfection and appreciation, William thrives and strives to be an exemplary role model to the next generation or up and coming athletes. His appreciation always goes to his coaches for their unflinching support. He currently resides, work and play in central Kentucky.