Miao Cruickshank

Where in Scotland are you from? I was born in China, but have been living in Glasgow, Scotland for the last 15 years, and now have a wonderful family here.

What discipline(s) do you shoot and who are your coaches? I currently represent Scotland at Olympic Skeet, coached by Diego Gasperini from Italy.

How did you get involved in the sport and what was shooting journey to get on to the performance programme? When I was at secondary school in China I was selected by a shotgun coach to try out for his squad and was then placed in a programme to develop Olympic standard skeet shooters. I stayed with that programme for around 3 years and won a few regional titles, but then I decided to leave China to come to Glasgow, at which point I stopped shooting competitively for several years. Around 3 years ago I found out about the Scottish Clay Target shooting association and started to train and compete again, before being selected for the programme.

Where you do your shooting? I do most of my shooting at Dalry and Falkirk, but also have trained/competed at several other Scottish grounds (Auchterhouse, Kippen, Morton, Cluny).

What are your hopes and plans for the future in terms of your shooting career? I would like to qualify for the high performance programme in the future, continue to compete for Scotland and qualify for an International competition.