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Medal success in Hannover
Published Thursday 17 May 2012 17:50 by
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The ISCH in Hannover saw the men's team of Matt Thomson, James Huckle and Neil Stirton win Silver while Thomson also earned a Bronze medal in the Single Mens Prone event.

With excellent weather conditions, the first relay took place at 8am and saw four scores of 595, all of which made the final. Matthew Hall finished with 592 and a 299 second half.

Neil Stirton and Mark Szymankiewicz shot on the second relay. The top score was 592 by Germanys multi-Olympic finalist Maik Eckhardt. Stirton and Hall both finished on 590 for Great Britain.

The third relay saw James Huckle and Dan Rivers shoot for GB. Huckle shot well, but faded in the last few shots for a total of 592.  Rivers ended on 585.

Matt Thomson was on the final relay shooting from the middle of the range where he shot a remarkable 595 in tough conditions. The only other high finish came from 59 year old
 Norwegian shooter Harals Stenvaag, who won Silver and Bronze at the 1992 and 2000 Olympic Games respectively he shot 597.

The final saw Thomson shoot a solid 104.2 to take the bronze while he along with Huckle and Stirton took Silver in the Mens prone team event.

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