Sharp shooter Hill maintains momentum with World Cup silver

Sharp shooter Hill maintains momentum with World Cup silver

28 April 2018 / 12:22

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Amber Hill continued her fine form with a third international medal in just two months at the Changwon World Cup.

The skeet shooter took silver behind America’s Kimberly Rhode, who broke her own world record in the process of winning her second World Cup gold of the season.

Hill, still just 20, won bronze at the opening round of the World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, last month.

She then went on to bag Commonwealth Games silver on the Gold Coast and has clearly continued that form as her world tour moved on to Changwon, South Korea.

The skeet final saw the six best qualifiers shoot for the medals with Hill missing just five of her 60 targets to record a score of 55.

That was just one shy of Rhode’s previous world record, which had stood at 56, but the American found a new gear in the Far East and missed just two targets all competition, upping her best to 58.

Fellow American and Hill’s namesake, Amber English, was a distant third with 44 hits having been eliminated with the final set of ten targets still left to shoot.

Italy’s Katiuscia Spada was fourth with 34, while Poland’s Natalia Szamrej came fifth on 22 and Germany’s Vanessa Hauff sixth with just 14.

Sportsbeat 2018