Ben Llewellin Wins Silver at the ISSF World Cup
Ben Llewellin has won Silver and set a new joint World Record in the Men's Skeet at the ISSF World Cup Final in New Delhi.
The young Skeet shooter from Wales performed phenomenally against the best Skeet shooters in the world to secure second spot after missing just one target out of 60.
However, the Gold medal went to Italy’s Riccardo Filippelli, who pipped the Welsh shooter to first place in a sudden death shoot-off.
It was an enthralling final in which all six shooters took each round really close, but Llewellin kept his cool under pressure and looked extremely composed throughout.
Speaking after the shoot-off, Ben said, "It feels great to win Silver, to be on that podium is what us athletes live for and to do it on the world stage at the World Cup Final feels amazing."
"To be a World Record holder feels a little surreal at the moment. But now my name is there in the record books and it feels awesome. It’s something I will be proud of for a long time!"
He added, ""Having battled it out with the best in the word I've now got huge confidence moving forward, but I was also full of confidence during the final, I didn’t feel like I could miss! To have it go down to the wire like with such massive scores is crazy so to be a part of that is huge experience."
It was only a few weeks ago that Llewellin won Gold at the British Shooting Grand Final, and the medal in New Delhi is a fantastic way to round off his season.
Next up is James Dedman, who shoots in the Double Trap event today (Friday 27th October).
For full scores and results, head to the ISSF website, by cliking here.