A cold, rainy finals day did not stop Australia’s Scottie Brydon from making history at the World Shooting Para Sport Trap Championships on Saturday in Lonato, Italy.
Brydon, who was crowned champion at the inaugural Worlds for the shotgun discipline did not have to worry as much in his PT1 (mixed trap seated SG-S) final, as he won gold by five shots from second placed Oreste Lai of Italy (31).
The Australian carried the momentum from winning the PT 1 gold at the Chateauroux World Cup in September. Neofytos Nikolaou from Cyprus claimed bronze, with 25 targets.
“During the competition, I didn’t realise how I was and who was in front of me,” Brydon said.
“I was just focused on doing my job. Now, I am the first PT1 world champion. It feels amazing.”
Para trap was officially adopted as a discipline by World Shooting Para Sport in May 2017 and Lonato, Italy, hosted the first World Cup in September last year.
By IPC Media
Photo with thanks to the IPC