Bird revels in Olympic skeet bronze
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Bird revels in Olympic skeet bronze

07 July 2019 / 17:28

Jeremy Bird felt the burn but basked in Olympic skeet bronze at the ISSF World Championships in Italy.

The Crimdon shooter shot 46 in the final and was just two clays off proceeding into the gold medal match.

Bird's podium finish added to Matt Coward-Holley's Trap gold and Britain's team bronze earlier in the tournament.  

“It feels absolutely amazing," he said.

"It’s been so long to get anywhere near this moment and now it feels incredible. 

“We were feeling the burn of the sun throughout the final but I just had to keep going no matter how hot and sweaty you got, and keep hitting the targets. It was really hard work.”

Fellow Brit Ben Llewellin finished fifth having qualified for the final in third place.

Czech Tomas Nydrle shot a European record score of 60 straight to win gold at the event in Lonato with Italy’s Tommaro Cassandro claiming silver after a score of 57.

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