Amber’s golden moment

Photo: Marco Dalla Dea

Photos: Marco Dalla Dea

Amber Hill hit the headlines as Great Britain took two medals at the first ISSF World Cup shotgun stage, which took place just before May’s Clay Shooting went to press.

At her first World Cup and aged just 15 – making her the youngest competitor in the event – Hill stormed to gold in the women’s Skeet in Acapulco, beating a number of the world’s top shooters along the way.

0021Making the most of the new ISSF rules, Amber broke 15 clays from a possible 16 in both the semi-final and final matches, and also set a junior world record in the qualification stage with 68 hits.

Fellow Brit Michael Gilligan was also among the medals, with a silver in the men’s Skeet.

In the next edition of Clay Shooting, we’ll have a full report from Acapulco including all the British medals and more.

Look out for more in our June edition, on sale in newsagents and for the iPad/tablet from 2 May.

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