Shoot­ing

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Au­gust 6–14 Dead cert Eigh­teenyear-old Am­ber Hill ( above) from Berk­shire is the cur­rent Euro­pean cham­pion in the skeet Best of Bri­tish Steven Scott won gold at the 2010 and 2014 Com­mon­wealth Games in the men’s dou­ble trap Corinthian con­tender Full-time farmer Ed Ling from Taun­ton, Som­er­set; Rio will be his third Olympics in the men’s trap Beat that Women have been barred from com­pet­ing against men since Barcelona in 1992, when China’s Zhang Shan em­bar­rassed the men with a gold in the skeet Golden mo­ment When Peter Wil­son’s ex­u­ber­ant fa­ther hugged him for win­ning gold for Team GB in Lon­don in the men’s dou­ble trap Need to know The only time live pi­geons were used as tar­gets for the shoot­ing com­pe­ti­tion was in Paris in 1900. Leon de Lun­den of Bel­gium came out top, bag­ging 21 of the 300 shot

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