Ken PARR

profile

  • Name: Ken PARR
  • year of birth: 1988
  • nationality: British
  • birthplace: Westminster
  • discipline(s): AR60,FR3X40,FR60PR
  • pb: 1170 in 3P, 623.7 in Prone
  • coach: Ken Parr Sr.
  • shoots with: Anschutz stock, Anschutz 1913 barrel and action, MEC free sight

biography

Ken's father was a Commonwealth medallist in rifle shooting which encouraged him to get involved in the sport after years of watching him compete. Ken first started shooting air rifles when he was 12 years old and by the age of 15 joined the joint Junior/Senior National Squad.

2006 was Ken's breakthrough year when he became the youngest ever winner of the English Prone Championships. As a junior he held British records in every Olympic Rifle event and is the current British Final Record Holder in the 10m Air Rifle event. Ken secured Bronze in Air Rifle at the 2014 British Championships and was selected for Team England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where he took the Bronze medal in the Men’s 50m Rifle Prone.

In between training Ken has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and graduated in 2010. He is a huge fan of all sport and in 2010 he joined the German Liga team SG Mengshausen which won the Regionalliga Luftgewehr West Division in an unbeaten season.

In addition to Ken's father being a shooter and now England’s Rifle Coach, his older sister Emma has also shot for Britain.

60 seconds with Ken

what are your hobbies and interests?

I enjoy reading a good book.

what is your occupation?

Account Manager in Mobile Media.

what is your proudest moment?

Winning World Championship Junior Gold in 2006 which was also my first competition for Great Britain, and more recently winning Bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

what training tips can you offer?

Always put yourself under the same pressure as you would in competition and commit everything to each shot you take.

do you have a motto or saying?

Always put yourself under the same pressure as you would in competition and commit everything to each shot you take.