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Llewellin Shines In World Cup Final
Published Thursday 26 October 2017 13:42 by Craig Davies
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Ben Llewellin has won Silver and set a joint World Record 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 just wasn’t to be after Italy’s Riccardo Filippelli pipping the Welsh shooter to first place in a 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.

The last month shows what a phenomenal athlete and prospect Ben is for British Shooting as he continues on his journey towards Tokyo 2020. 

Speaking after the win, Llewellin 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! 

"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.

"Everything was going to plan - I was remembering what I have done in training as I worked on the precision of my finals technique. So I stuck to my routine and it paid off!"

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 will shot Double Trap at the event on Friday 27th October. 

For full scores and results, head to the ISSF website by clicking here.
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