Amber Hill has secured a bronze medal in the skeet competition of the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in San Marino.
After qualifying for the semi-final with a score of 72/75, the 18-year-old shot 12/16 which was enough to finish joint 4th with Meng Wei and advance to a shoot-off.
Hill held her nerve in the shoot-off with the British shooter winning 7-6 to finish outright 4th and advance to the bronze medal match against Ning Wei.
Hill did well in the bronze medal match to hit 13/16 which was the same as her opponent which led to a shoot-off.
Target after target were hit by both shooters but Hill managed to hold her nerve in an epic 18-round shoot-off against Wei.
The podium finish is the latest success for the young shooter and the perfect way to prepare for her Olympic debut in Rio later this year.
Speaking after her podium finish, she said: “It’s an amazing feeling to win a medal because it shows that all my hard work for the year is paying off.
“It’s all in the build-up to Rio and I feel like I’m slowly creeping up and hopefully it’s one step closer to a result in Rio.”
Despite some athletes feeling under pressure during sudden death shoot-offs, Hill has a different perspective.
“For me, it’s more about the adrenalin. I’ve grown in confidence in shoot-offs because I’ve done a couple of them now.
“As I start to warm up more and more, the competitive and adrenalin I felt which pushed me onto winning the bronze medal.
“I just enjoy every moment from it and the harder it gets the more I enjoy it.”
Next up for Hill is the European Games in Lonato next month.