James Willett on target at Shotgun World Championships

Posted on July 8, 2019 by

The World Championship 2019 Shotgun event has gone off with a bang for Australia at the ISSF World Championship Shotgun in Lonato del Garda Italy.

Laetisha Scanlan and James Willett (NSWIS) took gold in the Trap Mixed Teams in a 44-44 shoot-off, but it didn’t stop there — fellow Australians Penny Smith and New South Wales shooter Thomas Grice also reached the podium, taking bronze.

The competition is held near Lake Garda, one of the northern Italy’s most beautiful destinations. The Lonato del Garda Trap range is one of international shooting’s most important venues, with 616 athletes from 86 countries competing in the World Championship 2019 Shotgun.

 

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After being tied on 44 a piece against the Russian Federation’s Luliia Saveleva & Maxim Smykov, Laetisha Scanlan & James Willett won the shoot-off to win gold in the Trap Mixed team final! Penny Smith and Thomas Grice took on the United States of America’s Ashley Carroll & Derek Haldeman in the bronze match winning 45 to 40 to claim the bronze medal! In the Junior Trap Mixed Team event, Kiara Dean and Mitchell Iles scored 132 to place 9th, and Alexis Preston and Thomas Armstrong scored 130 to place 11th. Congratulations to all our athletes for their performances in these events! . . . #Shootingsport #Shootingaus #competition #focus #shotgun #Trap #eliteathletes #workhard #trainhard #determination #camaraderie #friendlygames #findyour30 #athlete #A4G #Lonato #ISSF #WorldChampionships #Gold #Bronze #TrapMixedTeam

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