Ed Ling has won trap bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
After impressive performances in qualifying and the semi-final, Ling held his nerve in the bronze medal match to shoot a score of 13/15 to beat Czech Republic’s David Kostelecky.
The Taunton born shooter has been in fine form throughout the two days of trap – in which all athletes must shoot five rounds of 25 clays. He ended day one of qualifying with a score of 73/75.
The event went into day two and Ling continued in good form and finished qualifying in overall second with a total score of 120/125.
Ling was the first man to shoot in the semi-finals but he didn’t let that faze him and shot a great score of 12/15 which was just enough to enter a shoot-off against Ahmed Kamar.
But it was Ed that proved stronger in the shoot-off – despite a huge scare when the GB shooter missed his bird. Luckily Kamar also followed suit, allowing the shoot-off the continue.
The shooter, from Somerset clearly used the experience of the shoot-off in to the bronze medal match to boost his confidence and saw off Kostelecky to secure his accolade.
The gold medal went to Croatia’s Josip Glasnovic and silver went to Italy’s Giovanni Pelleilo.