Eagle eye Amy shoots out of her age range
Youngster guns for seniors title, despite being just 14
AGE will certainly not be a barrier when teenage clay pigeon shooter Amy Easeman chases an elusive gold at the World Championships later this month.
Despite being aged just 14, the South Heath youngster will be competing amongst the seniors rather than the juniors in Tallinn, Estonia, from June 24-27.
But she is still confident of going one better than the silver she won at last year’s World Championships – an effort she matched at the European Championships earlier this year.
Dad Phil Easeman said: “She will be after that gold medal and with the team she is going out there with, she stands a very good chance.
“It’s very unusual for someone her age to be shooting with the seniors, but she has made a good name for herself, and the ladies know she is someone to be reckoned with.
“They know what she is all about.”
Easeman goes into the tournament on the back of some recent impressive performances, n not least beating her own coach, multiple world champion Cheryl Hall, to win the Femme Fatales ladies open shoot at the Royal BerkshireB last month.
This followed a bronze medal in t the ladies category at the English Grand Prix in West Wycombe, but she just missed out on the medals at the Italian Grand Prix, finishing fourth amongst the ladies.
Despite being disappointed with her showing at the English Sporting Open, where she shot 96 out of 120, Easeman still collected first lady and third overall at the prize giving.
There has also been recognition f from the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association, who voted her Young Shot of the Year, to go alongside her Chiltern District Youth Sport Awards triumph.
Easeman thanks sponsors Browning, Hull Cartridges, R&K Stockcraft and MPA Insurance, and her school, Misbourne, which has been generous in allowing her time off for competitions.
ON TARGET: South Heath youngster Amy Easeman man receiving a trophy and (right) in action