Kirsty Barr wins silver and quota in Al Ain

Great Britain has won the first quota place for Tokyo 2020 Olympic clay shooting events, thanks to Kirsty Barr’s silver in the World Cup at Al Ain.

The Northern Irish shooter performed fantastically as she went toe to toe with some of the world’s best in Women’s Trap.

After a nail biting three-way shoot-off in which each had a qualification score of 120ex 125, Barr showed determination to reach the final, and although it was France’s Carole Cormenier who eventually won gold with a score of 44ex 50, that won’t matter to Barr, who was absolutely delighted to with 41ex 50 and that all important quota place.

Speaking after the win, she said: “I don’t have the words to express how happy I am right now.

“I’d like to thank everyone who supports me as well as UK Sport and the National Lottery.”

Fellow compatriot, Charlotte Hollands shot 119ex 125, missing out of a shoot-off for the final by just one clay.

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