Starting with a bang: Amber Hill and Steve Scott win gold

Amber Hill hit 72 in the Women’s Skeet to make it through to the semi-final stage at the World Cup Final in Cyprus earlier today. She joined Diana Bacosi, Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit, Katiuscia Spada, Andri Eleftheriou and Morgan Craft, but she then hit 15ex-16 to match Sutiya and go through to the gold-medal match. Here she matched the semi-final score to win the World Cup while the Thai lost three targets.

NICOSIA - OCTOBER 17: Gold medalist Amber HILL of Great Britain competes in the Skeet Women Finals at the Nicosia Olympic Shooting Range during Day 1 of the ISSF World Cup Final Shotgun on October 17, 2015 in Latsia - Nicosia, Cyprus. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

NICOSIA – OCTOBER 17: Gold medalist Amber HILL of Great Britain competes in the Skeet Women Finals at the Nicosia Olympic Shooting Range during Day 1 of the ISSF World Cup Final Shotgun on October 17, 2015 in Latsia – Nicosia, Cyprus. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

A short while later in the Double Trap competition, Steve Scott and Tim Kneale made the final six and booked their space in the gold and bronze finals with scores of 29 and 28, respectively. Tim faced India’s Asab Mohd, who shot 30-straight, and with the Brit’s three dropped clays he narrowly missed the medal.

NICOSIA - OCTOBER 17: Gold medalist Steven SCOTT of Great Britain competes in the Double Trap Men Finals at the Nicosia Olympic Shooting Range during Day 1 of the ISSF World Cup Final Shotgun on October 17, 2015 in Latsia - Nicosia, Cyprus. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

NICOSIA – OCTOBER 17: Gold medalist Steven SCOTT of Great Britain competes in the Double Trap Men Finals at the Nicosia Olympic Shooting Range during Day 1 of the ISSF World Cup Final Shotgun on October 17, 2015 in Latsia – Nicosia, Cyprus. (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)

In the gold match, Steve was joined by Qiang Pan of China. The Commonwealth Games winner last year held his nerve to hit 27 and win the top prize while his rival only managed 25 for silver.

The ISSF World Cup Final continues tomorrow with the Men’s Skeet.

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