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Kerwood collects gold at Shotgun World Cup Final

October 24, 2013 10:46 am

Charlotte Kerwood insists it is all systems go for the 2016 Olympics after she claimed women’s trap gold at the Abu Dhabi Shotgun World Cup final.

The 27-year-old faced off against Germany’s Jana Beckmann in the showpiece and got off to a slow start as she missed with three of her first four shots.

But Kerwood rallied and ended her round with eight successful shots for an 11-10 victory.

With the win Kerwood became the first Brit to win a medal at the Shotgun World Cup Finals since Anita North won bronze in 1999.

And after topping the podium Kerwood, who competed in the trap event at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, admits she is already setting her sights on Rio in three years time.

"This is probably the best moment of my career," she said.

"Winning this title feels amazing and gives me new motivations. I want to be ready for the 2014 World Championship, and I am looking forward to my next aim: Rio 2016.

"It's going to be my third Olympics and I want to come back home with a medal this time."

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