Two Brits made it into the Double Trap final at the first ISSF World Cup of the year in New Delhi, India, and James Dedman walked away with a bronze medal.
Steve Scott had shot well but went through a tough period where the Olympic medallist dropped three out of six clays. He regained control and lost just one more clay to drop out of medal contention at the final hurdle behind compatriot James Dedman.
James struggled early in the final, but clung on as India’s Sangram Dahiya was the first to fall away in the ISSF’s new elimination final format. Alessandro then dropped two clays in his next 10 to miss out on the top four. Then it was a close heat between the Brits but Steve dropped one in the next round of 10 while James went straight, as did Ankur Mittal, another home country favourite.
Ankur went straight again in the next 10 while James dropped one and would have to settle for bronze. The Indian went into the head-to-head for gold against James Willett, but no one was going to beat the Australian as he held on for a decent finish, hitting 18 clays to Ankur’s 17.