Vella on target in Sydney
Friday, 30 October 2015
VIS athlete Adam Vella won gold in the men’s trap event at the Shooting Australia International Grand Prix in Sydney over the weekend.
Fellow VIS athlete Penny Smith won bronze in the women’s trap event in Sydney.
In other shooting news, 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Laetisha Scanlan just missed out on a medal at the invitation-only World Cup Final after going down in a sudden-death shoot-off for trap bronze in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Featuring the top twelve shooters from throughout the year, Scanlan progressed through qualification as the sixth highest ranked shooter having shot 70 of the 75 targets.
She then managed 11 of 15 in the semi-final, winning a shoot-off with Tatiana Barsuk of Russia to move into the bronze medal match.
Scanlan took on Fatima Galvez for the final spot on the podium and managed to shoot her last nine targets to finish equal on 12 of 15 targets with the Spaniard.
The 25-year-old from Melbourne then missed the first target in the shoot-off to finish a commendable fourth amongst the world's best.
The strong result comes off the back of Scanlan finishing fifth at September’s Shotgun World Championship.