GB’s Trap squad will be pleased with their performance at the Shotgun European Championships in Austrian after coming away with two silver medals and a bronze.
The stand out performance was from Kirsty Barr, who won an individual women's senior silver in her event missing out on gold by just two clays with a score of 39. France’s Melanie Couzy took gold with a score of 41.
That score certainly stood the senior women’s trap team in a good position, and strong scores from Abbey Ling and Ellie Seward ensured the trio secured a British Qualification Record score of 344. In the final they missed out on a medal after a bronze medal match with Finland.
Rebecca Ferguson shot fantastically in the junior women’s event, reaching the final in 4th spot and going on to win bronze with a score of 29. Lucy Hall also reached the final but just missed out on medals, finishing fifth.
Ferguson’s score also helped secured a place in the final for the junior team completed by Lucy Hall and Augusta Campos-Martyn with a fantastic combined British Qualifying Record score of 333. They eventually won silver in the final, beaten by Italy in the gold medal match.
Other performances of note we have to mention Theo Ling, who shot a phenomenal 123ex125 in junior men’s trap qualification and finished fourth in the final, missing out on the bronze by just one place.
In mixed teams, Ellie Seward and Aaron Heading shot a British Record of 142, but unfortunately that wasn’t enough to finish in the medal positions, settling for fifth spot.
In junior mixed teams, Lucy Hall and Theo Ling shot a fantastic British Record score of 134, finishing in seventh place.