Ed Ling is anticipating a high-scoring men’s trap event at Baku 2015, and he is determined not to miss out on the party.
Ling arrives in Baku full of confidence having represented Team GB at the London Olympics before going on to claim a silver medal at last year’s World Championships.
He currently sits ninth in the world rankings but knows anything can happen with Baku 2015 introducing a semi-final stage between qualification and the final.
Points earned in qualifying will not be carried forward either, but this isn’t stopping Ling from aiming high when he gets his European Games adventure underway on Tuesday.
"It's all about making the final now," said Ling, who is joined in Team GB’s shooting contingent by his wife Abbey.
"If you go into the final in sixth place, you've got everything to gain and nothing to lose, but if you qualify in first, you still have to shoot well again.
"There are potential wind problems, but the background and visibility are good. I think it's going to be a very high-scoring event.”
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