ISSF World Cup Final Shotgun
The ISSF World Cup Final Shotgun took place in Rome, Italy from October 10 – 16, 2016. With four British shooters competing across the various disciplines, we review how they all fared.
Ed Ling narrowly missed out on qualifying for the semi-finals in the Men’s Trap. Ed recorded 119 ex 125, to force a shoot-off with Josip Glasnovic from Croatia and Piotr Kowalczyk from Poland. It wasn’t to be for the Somerset shooter, who dropped a target in the first round of the shoot-off, whilst the other two hit both targets to progress to the next round.
It was a similar case for Ben William David Llewellin in the Men’s Skeet. Ben shot 118 ex 125 in qualification, resulting in a three way shoot-off with Sweden’s Stefan Nilsson and Mairaj Ahmad Khan from India. Mairaj booked his place in the semi-finals, recording six in the shoot-off, leaving Ben and Stefan agonisingly close, both dropping an extra target.
More disappointment followed for British shooters as Amber Hill also failed to qualify for the finals in the Women’s Skeet. Amber recorded 23 ex 25 and 22 ex 25 in her first two rounds to leave her in with a chance of qualifying. However, another 23 ex 25 in her final round left her one point short of earning a place in a shoot-off for the next round.
There were no such problems for Steve Scott in the Men’s Double Trap. Steve breezed through to the semi-finals in joint second place on 141 ex 150. He was tied on 141 with four other shooters, who were all two points behind Olympic Double Trap gold medallist Fehaid Aldeehani.
The semi-finals were a tense affair and Steve found himself in a shoot-off with Fehaid and Malta’s William Chetcuti to determine who would qualify for the bronze medal match. After all three shooters had recorded 27 ex 30; it was the Maltese shot who held his nerve to progress to the bronze medal match.
For a full list of results visit the ISSF website: www.issf-sports.org