Target Sprint Medals!
Published Wednesday 12 September 2018 16:54 by Craig Davies
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Great Britains Target Sprint team have won three junior medals after Emily Shawyer secured silver and Charlotte Huddart and Morten Van Der Schee won bronze at the ISSF Changwon World Championships.


After being introduced to the GB national event calendar two years ago, Target Sprint has gone from strength to strength, and its an incredible achievement to see athletes who have only been shooting the discipline for a short amount of time, come away with an ISSF medal.


Emily, who won her first international medal at the event, with a time of 5:19.98, said: Its absolutely amazing. Target Sprint is growing massively, theres new countries competing here that we havent seen before and its great to see.


The track over here was gritty so we had to take the corners slower as they were the hardest areas to deal with, but we took it all in our stride.


Charlotte, won bronze with a time of 5:30.91, and was ecstatic. She said: Im completely blown away. I wasnt expecting this at all. It was one of the toughest courses weve ever ran on, but a great challenge.


Im so shocked by how much effort and money has gone into the Target Sprint event over here. Its the best shooting range Ive ever come to.


Morten, who won junior bronze with a time of 4:35.35, said: I actually feels quite emotional because in training yesterday I wasnt having the best time. I got an injury to my toe and my pelvis and my shooting wasnt going great. But to come out today and smash the first heat and then come third in the final was amazing.


Its so hot and humid here. Its hard, but the race was really enjoyable.


Next time these athletes will be competing is the ISSF Target Sprint World Tour British Open, Saturday 6th October, as part of the Target Sprint GB Festival. Spectators welcome!


Inspired and want to have a go?

Next Event: Welsh Championships Saturday 22nd September (Last chance to qualify for the National Series Final 2018) Enter & Info, Open to all, equipment can be provided, novice to experienced athletes welcome.

Target Sprint GB Festival - NEXT MONTH! Have you entered?

Target Sprint GB Festival information click here 

National Series Final Sunday 7th Oct If you have qualified ENTER HERE

Great Britain Target Sprint Rankings

Want to represent GBR in the future? How? ENTER our upcoming Ranking events to gain a place on the rolling GB Ranking List. (Open to all, run under ISSF rules).

             Enter here - Open & Confined GB Champs - Friday 5th October Yate Outdoor Sports Complex

             Enter here - GB Target Sprint Talent ID Weekend 3rd / 4th November Yate Outdoor Sports Complex

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