Where to now for our Golden Girl?

Mansfield Courier - - SPORT -

CATHER­INE Skin­ner (pic­tured) has now cap­tured what many will say is the pin­na­cle of her sport - an Olympic gold medal.

So where to now for our Aussie trap shooter?

First off she has a date in Rome at the ISSF World Cup Fi­nal in Shot­gun events - the con­clu­sive com­pe­ti­tion of the 2016 ISSF season - sched­uled from Oc­to­ber 13 to Oc­to­ber 15.

After that her sched­ule for 2017 will de­pend on se­lec­tion by Shoot­ing Australia.

First on the agenda will be the Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Perth in Jan­uary.

After that se­lec­tion could see her around the world.

Some of the po­ten­tial events are the Cyprus Grand Prix in Fe­bru­ary, the World Cup event in In­dia in Fe­bru­ary/ March, a World Cup event in Mex­ico in late March fol­lowed by a World Cup event in Cyprus in April/ May.

The shot­gun World Cham­pi­onships will take place in Au­gust/ Septem­ber 2017 in Rus­sia, fol­lowed by the World Cup Fi­nal in In­dia in Oc­to­ber.

Skin­ner will have some three years of such a sched­ule lead­ing up to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where her par­tic­i­pa­tion will again de­pend on qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

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