Hot on the heels of Ed Ling's success, fellow Team GB shooter Steve Scott has won a bronze medal in double trap after a stand-off against team member Tim Kneale
In a British head-to-head final against fellow Team GB shooter Tim Kneale, Steve Scott will be coming home with a bronze medal after his success in the double trap.
The pair had taken third and fourth positions in the semi-finals a few minutes before.
However Steve Scott claimed victory scoring a perfect 30.
- Scott hails from Battle in East Sussex
- He is 33 years old
- As a teenager he helped his dad run a shooting ground
- He spent a lot of time making tea and filling traps!
- He did work experience at West Kent Shooting School where he learned a lot from the acclaimed shooters there – like one George Digweed
- George Digweed was his childhood idol
- Steve is ranked in the top five in the world
- He’s going to “have a break for a few months” after the Olympics
- He’s thinking about getting a superbike when Rio is over
- He says the Double Trap team is a really friendly bunch
- He hopes if people see the team at a ground that they will come up, say hello and perhaps learn more about the discipline
Talking about his formative years and George Digweed’s help with his shooting career, he comments: “George Digweed was my idol and when I was working there (West Kent Shooting School) at 16 or 17, he was shooting Double Trap. I never knew about the discipline, but he asked me if I wanted to have a go and I got the bug for it. I thought “I’ll give this a go properly”.
Great news for TeamGB that he did! Congratulations Steve!
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