With thunder and lightning raging overhead and a torrential downpour sending spectators scurrying for cover, organisers said the trap finals had an apocalyptic feel at the World Shooting Para-sport World Cup in Osijek, Croatia.
Arguably the happiest man in the venue was Australia’s Matthew Tingate (PT2), who won bronze in his first international competition.
“It was a bit nerve racking, you’re under a bit of pressure, but at the end of the day it was so much fun,” Tingate said. “The people in this sport make it worthwhile. They’re all incredibly supportive. For example, if you run out of shells, you have all the other countries donating shells, they’ll look after you.”
Scottie Brydon (PT1) also came away with bronze in the mixed trap seated SG-S.
This is the third World Shooting Para-sport World Cup for Osijek and a prime opportunity to earn the minimum qualification standard for the 2019 World Shooting Para-sport Championships in Sydney, NSW.
By Shooting Australia