Two British and three Scottish records, eleven medals and thirteen finalists across three days were just some of the results brought home by Scottish athletes from the Welsh Airgun Championships in Cardiff last weekend.
The first of these came from Aedan Evans, who shot a fantastic 244.5 (0.9 more than the current World Record) to take gold in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol on Day Two, following on from a silver the previous day. Andy Ralston completed the set for the Scottish men, winning bronze on Day Three, with David Owen also qualifying for two finals over the course of the competition.
In the Women’s 10m Air Rifle, Seonaid McIntosh was dominant, winning three golds from three finals, including a 251.1 to beat her own British and Scottish records. Jess Liddon was also a force to be reckoned with in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol, winning two golds and a silver across the weekend.
On the Junior side of things, Vikki Walls qualified for all three finals in the Junior Women’s Air Rifle and came away with a silver medal. Connall Evans and Andrew Walker also qualified for all three of their finals in the Junior Men’s 10m Air Pistol, with Andrew also bringing home a silver on Day Three. Emilia Faulkner shot a new Scottish record of 556 in the Junior Women’s 10m Air Pistol and qualified for all three finals. The Dodd sisters were also in action the Junior Women’s 10m Air Pistol finals – firstly with Kyla on Day One, and then Kerstin on Days Two and Three – and Jamie Downes qualified for all three finals in the Junior Men’s 10m Air Rifle.
A fantastic effort from everyone and congratulations to all!
Report by Jennifer Ross