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Olympic Quota Place Secured
Published Saturday 8 September 2018 10:22 by Craig Davies
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Seonaid McIntosh has won an Olympic Quota Place for Team GB after finishing fourth in 50m Rifle 3 Positions, at the ISSF World Championships.

The result rounds off a fantastic World Championships for the Scottish shooter having already secured an individual gold and a team bronze earlier in the week. 

To add to that, Seonaid has also broken or equalled three British Records while competing in South Korea, twice as part of a team and once individually. 

Her qualification score of 1175 in 50m Rifle 3 Positions equalled the current record. While earlier in the week she broke the 10m Air Rifle Women’s record as part of a team with Hannah Pugsley and her sister Jen McIntosh, when they shot a combined 1861.4. 

Her final record was part of a team with Katie Gleeson and again sister, Jen, when they shot a combined 3471 in 50m Rifle 3p. 

Speaking after securing a Quota Place for Team GB, Seonaid said: “I’m really happy to have won a Quota Place this early, although at the same time I’m a little bit disappointed not to have won a medal. But the job was to get the quota and I’ve done that plus have the bonus of the Prone medal from earlier in the week, so all-in-all a successful trip. 

"It’s certainly going to make my final year at University a bit easier now that I have a quota place!

“The Prone result did help me a bit as it proved to me that I did belong at this competition. But it was the elimination match yesterday that really helped me because I learned what I did wrong to make it better today.

“I’d like to say a massive thank you to all my sponsors and funders that have supported me to get to this point. I couldn’t do this without the financial support I receive from the National Lottery, UK Sport and Heriot Watt University as well as the fantastic all round support that I receive from Sport Scotland, British Shooting and Winning Students.

“Also, a huge thank you to the wonderful people who provide my kit, Edinkillie Sport Services, Kurt Thune, Grünig and of course Eley, thank you so much for your continued support.”

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