Seonaid McIntosh was in fine form at the ISSF World Cup in Munich, winning Silver in the Women’s 50m 3 Positions competition. After a new British & Scottish Record of 1177 in Elimination yesterday, a steady 1176 in Qualification today saw her safely through to the final.
A fantastic 52.5 saw her off to a fantastic start and she finished the Kneeling 3.1 ahead of second place. Steady scores in the Prone kept her in the lead, but Russia’s Yulia Zykova managed to close the gap to just 1 point with only Standing left. Seonaid started strong and even as things started to tail off, she clung to her lead – going into the last shot with a 0.9 gap to Zykova in second. But a cracking 10.6 from the Russian saw Seonaid knocked off the top spot and having to settle for silver, only 0.2 behind.
Also in action representing Great Britain in Munich this week were Scotland’s Aedan Evans and Jess Liddon, competing in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol and Women’s 25m Pistol.
Aedan was competing at his first ever senior World Cup, but struggled slightly with his match to finish with a score of 559 which is below what Aedan is capable of but the experience was important.
Jess got off to a fantastic start in the Precision, with a fantastic 291 on the first day of the event, and despite a rocky start in the Rapid the following day she finished strong for a 574 – only 2 points off her personal best.
Well done to the 3 Scottish athletes representing GB but particularly to Seonaid for a fantastic Silver medal!
Report by Jennifer Ross, STS Performance & Pathways Manager, Photos by Donald McIntosh