McIntosh on top of the world after gold

McIntosh on top of the world after gold

01 September 2019 / 17:00

Seonaid McIntosh was delighted to make history by becoming the first British female rifle shooter to win World Cup gold.

The 2018 world champion claimed her second medal of the ISSF World Cup in Rio with gold in the Three Positions Rifle event.

The Edinburgh-born shooter beat South Korea’s Jehee Kim and Ruijiao Pei of China to add to her 10m women’s air rifle silver won earlier in the week.

And her exploits means she is now world number one in the Three Positions Rifle event and eighth in rifle shooting.

“Two medals is just amazing and I’m really proud,” said McIntosh, a triple European champion in 2017.  

McIntosh’s success is the first Rifle World Cup Gold for Britain – male or female – since Olympian Mike Babb in 2002.

Sportsbeat 2019