The Fazz’a Italian Green Cup has been very successful for British Shooting with multiple athletes winning medals at the tournament.
The event was a great chance for athletes on the Talent Pathway and GB Academy Programme to integrate with senior athletes who will be representing GB at the Olympic Games in Rio.
Ed Ling, who will be competing in Rio, secured a silver medal in Italy in the Trap competition. Charlotte Kerwood also had a solid competition by making the final in the Women’s Trap competition.
In the double trap, Steve Scott came close to securing a medal by qualifying for the final but was narrowly beaten in the bronze medal match.
GB Academy athlete, Ben Llewellin set a British record on his way to winning a silver skeet medal by shooting 123/125 in the qualifying rounds.
Connor Gorsuch who is also a GB Academy athlete won a silver medal in the Double Trap shotgun competition as did GB Talent Programme athlete Chris Jarratt in NID class.
Speaking about the success, Dean Leak said: “The Fazza’a Green Cup has been excellent preparation for the athletes who are selected for the upcoming World Cups and European Championships.
“As well as the athletes using the competition for preparing for San Marino, which begins this week, it’s also a really good learning environment for some of our developing athletes, particularly for the athletes who are at the beginning of their international competition journey. It allows them to shoot alongside really high-profile athletes who have won Olympic medals and this enables them to really see what it takes to win.”
The tournament is the latest success in the young career of Ben Llewellin who also won a silver medal from the Cyprus World Cup.
“Ben is a very capable athlete who is demonstrating the extent of his potential and this has been proven in his performances this year at the Cyprus World Cup and the Fazz’a Green Cup.
“He’s very good at driving his own plan, he’s very independent, he’s very adaptable and it’s these type of behaviours that we really want to encourage in our developing athletes.