BBC celebrates Amber Hill’s shooting success

The BBC, not noted for its shooting sports coverage, is hailing Amber Hill’s achievement in Changwon, South Korea.

The 24-year-old Olympic Skeet shooter won silver in the ISSF World Cup, making her the most successful GB shooter ever in ISSF events. Her 11 World Cup medals puts her one ahead of the previous record holder, Richard Faulds.

Amber battled through monsoon-like rainfall and a gun malfunction in the semi-final which meant she had to open her gun after each shot with a screwdriver.

The issue was solved in time for the final and, despite missing a few early on, she made it all the way to a 12 shot shoot-off against French shooter Lucie Anastassiou, who eventually took the gold.

In the Men’s Skeet, Ben Llewellin missed out on competing for gold by just one target, and finished with the bronze medal.

Click here to watch British Shooting’s interview with Amber following her success.

Click here to see the report on the BBC Sport website.


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