Silver for Seonaid in Rio

Scottish Target Shooting shooter Seonaid McIntosh has won silver in 10m Women’s Air Rifle at the ISSF Rio World Cup representing British Shooting.

Seonaid performed fantastically in the Brazilian capital finishing 7th in qualifying with a score of 628.9, before going into the final and scoring 250.6

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The medal is the first British silverware in air rifle at a World Cup for 20 years. The last one coming from Louise Minett in 1999.

It was India’s Elavenil Valarivan who won gold, with Chinese Taipei’s Ying-Shin Lin settling for bronze.

As Seonaid had already won a Tokyo 2020 quota place, the quota was given to Ying-Shin.

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Speaking after her silver medal win, the shooter from Edinburgh said: "I’m really happy with the medal. Right now I’m more pleased with this medal than most of my previous ones.

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"Particularly because Air Rifle has always been an event I’m not so good. I’ve been working really hard this season on it so it's really nice to have a good result."

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Photographs courtesy of Donald McIntosh