Ben Llewellin wins silver at first ISSF World Cup of the year

The 22-year-old Welsh Skeet shooter Ben Llewellin has won silverware at just his second ISSF World Cup appearance.

NICOSIA - MARCH 20: Silver medalist Ben William David LLEWELLIN of Great Britain competes in the Skeet Men Finals at the Nicosia Olympic Shooting Range during Day 2 of the ISSF World Cup Shotgun on March 20, 2016 in Latsia - Nicosia, Cyprus. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

NICOSIA – MARCH 20: Silver medalist Ben William David LLEWELLIN of Great Britain competes in the Skeet Men Finals at the Nicosia Olympic Shooting Range during Day 2 of the ISSF World Cup Shotgun on March 20, 2016 in Latsia – Nicosia, Cyprus. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

After hitting 120 in the qualifying round, Ben avoided a six-man shoot-off to reach the semi-final in fourth place behind international giants such as former world champion Jesper Hansen and Olympic gold medallists Vincent Hancock and Mikola Milchev.

During the next stage, Ben hit 15ex-16 to tie Mikola Milchev and advance to the gold-silver match-up. Here the top two were neck and neck, each hitting 14 to force sudden death. Ben lost his fourth target while Mikola killed it convincingly to take the top spot and push the Brit in to second place.

NICOSIA - MARCH 20: (L-R) Silver medalist Ben William David LLEWELLIN of Great Britain, Gold medalist Mikola MILCHEV of Ukraine and Bronze medalist Juan Jose ARAMBURU of Spain pose with their medals after the Skeet Men Finals at the Nicosia Olympic Shooting Range during Day 2 of the ISSF World Cup Shotgun on March 20, 2016 in Latsia - Nicosia, Cyprus. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

NICOSIA – MARCH 20: (L-R) Silver medalist Ben William David LLEWELLIN of Great Britain, Gold medalist Mikola MILCHEV of Ukraine and Bronze medalist Juan Jose ARAMBURU of Spain pose with their medals after the Skeet Men Finals at the Nicosia Olympic Shooting Range during Day 2 of the ISSF World Cup Shotgun on March 20, 2016 in Latsia – Nicosia, Cyprus. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

The ISSF World Cup continues today with Women’s Trap.

 

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