Skeet shooter Amber Hill has taken Gold at the European Games in Baku, and earned British Shooting a Quota Place for the 2016 Olympic Games.Qualifying in second with 73/75, the field was led by Italian Diana Bacosi who shot a World Record score of 75/75.
Both Amber and Diana shot perfect 16/16 matches in the Semi-Final to qualify for the Gold Medal Match, leaving Italian Chiara Cainero and Danka Bartelova of Slovakia on 14/16 to compete in the Bronze Medal Match.
Both shooters took 15 in the Gold Medal Match, forcing a 30-target shoot-off. Even with the additional targets, this almost proved not to be enough, with both going clean until the very final pair when Bacosi – shooting first – missed a single bird. Amber held her nerve to hit both, and secure the Gold. Chaira Cainero took the Bronze with a clean 16-hit shoot, against Bartelova’s 15 hits.
Results available on the Baku 2015 website.