Last week saw STS athlete Jess Liddon travel to Novi Sad in Serbia for a Grand Prix event celebrating over 220 years of the Novi Sad 1790 - the oldest sport organisation in Serbia. Jess's first match was 10m Air on Sius Ascor e-targets. She scored a credible 372 which put her into the final. Jess was up against stiff competition from Bulgarian athlete Antoaneta Boneva, a double Olympian!
Congratulations to a number of athletes from Scottish Target Shooting named in the Great Britain team for the European Championships in Baku from 21 July to 4 August 2017. Scotland will have a total of 7 athletes appearing at the Championships, with 3 in the rifle events and a further 4 in the shotgun events. The athletes and competitions they have been entered in are listed below.
There was success for the Double Trap Shooters at the Green Cup in Todi, Italy. Linda Pearson won Silver on Saturday 13 May and was the highest scoring lady on the Sunday with a Commonwealth Games consideration score of 91. Calum Fraser narrowly missed the men's final with a Commonwealth Games consideration score of 135, and achieved a further score of 132 on the Sunday.
Hot on the heels of some excellent results at the Grand Prix of Liberation in Pilsen last week, ten Scottish athletes competed at the ISCH Rifle & Pistol competition in Hannover this week.
In the Pistol events, Jess Liddon got the show on the road with a new Personal Best of 380 in the Women’s Air Pistol, which earned her a place in the final. Sixth place was the final outcome, a considerable step-up for Jess at this level of competition, and the first Minimum Consideration Score for the 2018 Commonwealth Games for her...
An eight-strong team of Scottish athletes competed at the Grand Prix of Liberation in Pilsen, CZE, last week, with two further Scots in attendance as part of a team from British Shooting. Held annually as part of the celebrations to commemorate the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation by US forces at the end of the Second World War, this event always attracts a substantial and very high standard of entry from teams across Europe and beyond
British Shooting has this week announced the official launch of 'Project Pistol' which aims to unearth future Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls for 2024 and beyond. The Project will be targeting individuals with potential to join an exciting Talent Pathway to provide shooters the opportunity to develop into World Class Air Pistol shooters.
The majority of the High Performance Rifle Squad made the trip to the Isle of Man for the annual Easter Festival taking place over 14 – 16 April 2017. Registered as a British Shooting selection event for both 10m and 50m Rifle, the Air Rifle events were conducted on electronic targets for the first time with the assistance of STS, with Gavin Walker driving a van-load of our Megalink units over and running the range for the two days of the Air Rifle and Air Pistol events.
The shooting performance programme would like to work with Shooting Clubs and Grounds in Scotland to sanction up to three Grand Prix events in each of the ISSF Shotgun events included in the programme for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.