Steve Scott Wins Olympic Bronze
Steve Scott secured a second shooting Bronze for Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympics beating compatriot Tim Kneale in the Bronze medal match of the Men’s Double Trap.
It’s a first ever Olympic medal for Steve, who follows up Ed Ling’s Bronze medal on Monday in the Men’s Trap.
Steve shot impeccably in the Bronze medal match to score a straight 30, with Manx shooter Tim finishing on 28/30.
The British duo had to overcome a tense shoot off with Australian James Willett to secure their places in the Bronze medal match.
Tim shot first and hit both birds, before Willett missed his second bird, leaving Steve with the opportunity to guarantee Great Britain another shooting Bronze at the Games. He duly obliged hitting both birds to set up the all British showdown.
In wet and windy conditions, Steve recorded a faultless straight 30 and never gave Tim the chance to claw his way back after dropping two single birds.
As the Bronze medal match concluded it was a bittersweet moment for the pair who embraced at the end of the match.
Both Tim and Steve started qualification earlier in the day with 28/30 in their first round. However, Commonwealth Champion Steve struggled in his next two rounds, scoring 25/30 and then 27/30. Back to back 29/30 scores in his last two rounds saw him progress to the semi-final on 138/150.
Tim shot 27/30 in his second round before shooting 29/30 and then a straight 30 to put him in a very strong position. He finished qualification with 25/30 to put him on an overall score of 139/150, one bird off the leading duo Andreas Loew from Germany and James Willet.
IOA athlete Fehaid Aldeehani took the honours in the Gold medal match, shooting 26/30 to beat Marco Innocenti from Italy who shot 24/30.