Another gold for GB’s Matt Coward-Holley – next stop Tokyo!

He’s done it again! Matthew Coward-Holley is the European Champion in Olympic Trap – and in less than a couple of months he’ll be shooting for GB at the Tokyo Olympics.

The medals just keep on coming for the current World Number 3, with his third medal in just two months being a gold at the European Championships in Osijek.

It was a tightly fought final but Matt held his nerve right the way through to his last shot, finishing with a score of 47 ex 50.

Czech Republic’s Jiri Liptak won silver and Italy’s Mauro De Filippis took bronze.

The result in Osijek means Matt has secured the title of World Champion and European Champion in the last year. Today’s European result comes hot off the back of a Green Cup gold and a mixed pairs gold (with Kirsty Hegarty) at Lonato last month.

Speaking after the result, the Chelmsford shooter said: “It feels so surreal. It’s been a phenomenal end to a fantastic trip. It took me a little while to get going but once I was up and running it was all good.”

He adds “I’ve been lucky enough to be training abroad since April. It’s been really great preparation and it’s clearly paying off.”

Watch a video of the final at the British Shooting website.

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