Seonaid McIntosh Becomes First British Female Rifle Athlete to win World Cup Gold...Ever!

On Saturday, Seonaid McIntosh claimed her second medal of the ISSF World Cup in Rio, following up her Silver in the 10m Air Rifle competition with an incredible Gold medal in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions event.


A ground-breaking achievement for shooting in the UK, Seonaid’s Gold was the first ever World Cup Gold for a British female rifle shooter. Not only that, it is the first Rifle World Cup Gold for Britain - male or female - since Mike Babb in 2002.

"Two medals is just amazing and I'm really proud," McIntosh said.

Seonaid qualified for the final in third place with a score of 1175-59x but in the final finished top with a total of 461.2 from kneeling, prone and standing positions, beating South Korea's Jehee Kim in second place on 458.4 and Ruijiao Pei of China in third with 448.1.

STS would like to send massive congratulations to Seonaid, her coach Donald McIntosh, and the whole support team behind Seonaid that help prepare athletes to achieve their goals.

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