Barr earns quota place for Tokyo 2020

Barr earns quota place for Tokyo 2020

08 April 2019 / 16:31
Shooter Kirsty Barr was lost for words after earning Team GB a quota place for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a silver medal at the ISSF Al Ain Shotgun World Cup.

Barr produced some brilliant performances in the women’s trap, reaching the final after a nail-biting three-way shoot-off.

She eventually lost out to France’s Carole Cormenier in the battle for the gold medal – but silver was enough to secure the quota place.

Team GB has now secured 23 quota places for Tokyo 2020 across three sports – equestrian, sailing and shooting.

And the 30-year-old from Northern Ireland, who won silver at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, was at a loss after her performance in the United Arab Emirates.

She said: “I don’t have the words to express how happy I am right now.

“I’d like to thank everyone who supports me, as well as UK Sport and the National Lottery.”

Her compatriot Charlotte Hollands narrowly missed out on a shoot-off for the final by just one clay.

Sportsbeat 2019