PETER Wilson has conceded that nothing he achieves during the rest of his shooting career will beat winning Olympic gold last year.

Speaking at the Southern Counties Shooting Ground to help launch National Shooting Week, the double trap champion from Dorchester described his success at London 2012 as the “pinnacle” of his sport.

Wilson’s passion for shooting, however, means he is well and truly up for the challenge of defending his title in Rio three years from now. He said: “How can you possibly top London?

“The ground was built for the Olympics and it was incredible, the range was immaculate. I know that is the pinnacle of my sport and I’ll never be able to do any better than that.

“Even if I do go on to win another one it will never quite top London.”

The 26-year-old also revealed he could take a break from shooting before committing to full-time training again.

“If you want to win on the world stage you have to shoot five or six days a week,” he added.

“I know what I need to do having done it already and have to build on that.

“The other guys are going to try and better what they did in London and I have to do the same.”

National Shooting Week is run by the Countryside Alliance and takes place between May 25 and June 2.