Skinner stakes claim for Olympic selection

VIS trap shooter, Catherine Skinner has placed third at the Qatar Shotgun Open in Doha last week as she continues to press her claim for Olympic selection when the final Rio selection event starts this week at Cecil Park in New South Wales.

Skinner hit all but three targets in her first three rounds of competition to advance to the semi-final and then the medal round, before finishing third in the starting field of 26.

Skinner placed behind 2012 Olympic champion Jessica Rossi from Italy and Russia’s Ekaterina Rabaya.

Also competing was VIS development athlete, Mitchell Iles, who at only 16 years of age and up against almost 100 of the best open male trap shooters from around the world, showed determination and skill beyond his years to narrowly miss a medal in the Men’s Trap, and finish in fourth position.

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