Rugeley member Victoria Bradbury won Gold in the individual Junior Women’s event at the ISSF Target Sprint Grand Prix in Cairo. Victoria was joined on the podium by GB teammate Emily Sawyer who won silver.
Victoria went on to win another gold in the Mixed Pairs event with Isaac Steele. Teammates Emily and Arno Turner won Bronze.
Bradbury’s athletics coach, Keith Holt, said: “Victoria has put in a tremendous amount of work into her training. She’s such a dedicated talented athlete, with a lot more improvement to come.”
Victoria (l) with GB Target Sprint team in Cairo
The team in Egypt were supported by the British Shooting Team Leader, Craig Dower, who said: “Having Target Sprint alongside the ISSF Cairo World Cup allowed a wider audience to view and support this exciting sport.
“The athletes should be proud of their achievements and we look forward to many more competitions where the greater British Shooting family can come together in promoting this challenging discipline. Target Sprint is providing us with a superb platform where we can engage far wider in advertising our sport to all.”
Congratulations to Rugeley member Mike Bamsey who won the STS Men’s 10m Air Rifle Championship at Napier University this weekend.
After qualifying with a six point lead, Mike led for much of the final. He briefly ceded the lead with a poor 11th shot, before stringing together a strong second half and climbing back past eventual runner up and Scottish Confined Champion James Paterson. Tom Diggle finished third.
Rugeley’s Zoe Perkin found gold on day one of the Welsh Airgun Association Championships, held at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff.
Qualifying third, Zoe led the final from the start with two outstanding strings. Holding her nerve as Braunton’s Emily Bale drew level with her in the middle section, Zoe delivered a strong series of inner tens to finish, winning by a clear two points. Zoe also qualified for both her other finals, narrowly missing out on a medal with a fourth place finish in her Day 3 match.
Also from Rugeley, Megan Bamsey qualified for two finals from her three matches. Her brother Mike Bamsey won his day three match, becoming the confined Welsh Men’s 10m Air Rifle Champion.
The Welsh Airgun Championships are held as a series of three open matches – one per day – from Friday to Sunday, each independent and with its own final. One match is nominated as the confined “Welsh Championship”.