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McIntosh Is European Champion
Published Monday 24 July 2017 09:08 by Craig Davies
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Jennifer McIntosh is the European Champion in 50m Rifle Prone. 

The Scottish shooter performed outstandingly at the Baku European Championships in Azerbaijan accumulating a final score of 619.1. 

Ukraine’s Dariya Sharipova took silver and Sweden’s Marie Enqvist, bronze, in the event which took place on Monday 24 July. 

McIntosh’s scores were exceptional throughout and got even stronger in the last two series. Her full scores were as follows: 102.6, 103.9, 101.9, 102.4, 104.2, 104.1.

Speaking after securing her gold medal, Jen said: "It's incredible to be European Champion, it's not really sunk in yet - this is huge. 

"The weather conditions were really, really hard so you dont know what's going on in terms of how you're opponents are handling it.

"I had a wobble half way through and took a break, but it was then that I saw everyone was shooting worse than me so it made me more determined. 

"When I was on the podium with a gold medal around my neck, I was overwhelmed by the whole thing, I even started crying which is unlike me because I'm renowned for being the ice queen!"

Jen’s sister, Seonaid was also competing in the event and finished 22nd overall, while Katie Gleeson’s final ranking position was 59th.

All the scores combined meant the GB Women’s Prone Team were ranked ninth overall. 

McIntosh added: "In terms of facilities here in Baku, they are incredible. I wish we had something that that in the UK.

"It's great to be part of the wider British Shooting team out here. We dont see the shotgun team alot throughout the year so it's really nice. We're all keeping tabs on each other's performances and all have a group Whatsapp so we all know who's done what. 
 
Next up in Azerbaijan is Women's Junior Prone for rifle and in shotgun the Trap events will begin on Tuesday 25th July.  
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