Team gold for GB trap women

Team gold for GB trap women
By Sportsbeat

12/09/2015 at 11:56

British Shooting's trap women trio of Abbey Ling, Charlotte Kerwood and Kirsty Barr are celebrating after winning team gold at the World Championships in Italy.

They couldn't secure individual medals to accompany their team accolade, but they were absolutely delighted to become team world champions for the first time ever.

The competition was so close that after securing 69/75 in the opening rounds, Kerwood and Barr entered a six athlete shoot-off to decide which one shooter would proceed to the semi-finals.

Neither proceeded, but their scores, combined with Ling's ensured the top team prize in women’s trap went to Team GB.

"It feels absolutely amazing," Kerwood said. "To be stood on top of the podium and hear the national anthem playing is the best feeling in the world. It's hard to describe it unless you’re up there.

"We were having dinner the other evening and we said to each other, 'this year we definitely need to beat the Italians,' and we ended up beating everyone! It's a great end to a really great trip."

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