Olympic History: Olympic debutante
Highlights: Winning the first-ever Mixed Pairs World Championship in 2017
Coach: John Maxwell
Year Born: 1992
State Born: NSW
Inspired by his grandfather who was an avid shooter, Thomas Grice began his career in shooting when he was just 12 years old. As a member of the Sydney Clay Target Club, Grice has grown up training at the same venue that held the Sydney 2000 shooting events.
After narrowly missing out on the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Grice went on to qualify for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Representing Australia in the men’s Trap event, the Cobbitty, NSW, native achieved a 15th place finish.
In 2017, Grice won the inaugural Mixed Pairs Trap Shooting World Championships alongside his teammate Penny Smith. The pair won the event by a single point, edging out Spain’s Antonio Bailon and Beatriz Martinez with a final score of 33-32. This mixed pairs event will be making its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
In 2019 Grice won the High Gun at the Beretta Cup in Italy before going on to win the 2020 Australian National Mixed Pairs event.
In March 2020, Grice achieved a second overall finish at the final qualification event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, held at Sydney Internation Shooting Centre. This result secured Grice a spot on the Australian Team for Tokyo 2020, with Australia having two quota spots for Trap Shooting.