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Double Trap Success In Moscow
Published Tuesday 5 September 2017 17:28 by Craig Davies
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It has been a successful day in double trap at the Moscow World Championships, with GB securing a total of two medals as well as a fourth place finish.

James Dedman’s was the pick of the bunch securing a gold medal in his junior double trap match. The young shooter secured a total of 67, beating India’s Ahvar Rizvi to top spot. 

Dedman said: “I’m ecstatic with my performance. I’ve never been in a World Championships final before so it was a great experience.

“The weather wasn’t great, but to be fair it just felt like a standard day in Britain with the weather being rainy… although it was bitterly cold. 

“There’s amazing facilities out here in Moscow. The layout is amazing, everything ran smoothly, transport was on time, and it’s great to see the whole event being ran so well. 

In the female event, Rachel Parish won double trap bronze having shot a total of 99, missing out of silver by just one clay.

It was China’s Qingnian Li who took gold and Korea’s Geeaum Kang who secured silver.

GB’s team completed by Parish, Linda Pearson and Cheryl Gizzi managed to secure silver in the women’s double trap team event.

Speaking after she won the medal, Parish said: “I’m pleased to have won the medal. I’m also a little bit annoyed because I know I could have shot better.

“I don’t look at the scores while shooting but Geesun Kang from Korea was on my squad and I could see she was shooting really well, so that pushed me in the last round to score a 28, which I’m very pleased with! 

“Overall Moscow has been great. The ground is lovely and the facilities are brilliant.” 

Meanwhile Matt French finished as the highest GB shooter in fourth place, just missing out on the medal places. It was Vitaly Fokeev who took gold. 

Steve Scott missed out on a final place by just one clay and Alexander McMath missed out by just two clays. 

Speaking after his result, French said: “I’m disappointed to come so close especially as I made some mistakes in the final. I dropped an early pair but managed to claw it back until the last five clays in which I missed three.

“It’s been really good, facilities and atmosphere is really good.”

For a full round up of scores and results, head to the ISSF website by clicking here. 
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