Para Trap Athletes Set Sights on Future Success

Scotland had 3 members in a team of 15 para trap shooters selected to represent Great Britain at the first Para-Trap World Cup held in Italy from 12 – 17 September 2017. Michael Drever is one of only two British men in the section for Para trap athletes with upper limb impairments. He was joined by fellow Scots Allan Ritchie and Keith Shields.

The event had 53 competitors from 14 countries spanning the globe, with particularly strong competition coming from the host country, Italy. In the face of tough opposition, the Scots had a strong showing with Michael finishing 10th in the PT3 Trap Men SG-U with a score of 84 and Keith finishing in 10th in the PT1 GPMQS Trap Men SG-S with a score of 80, hampered by eye problems on the day. However, the Scottish highlight was Allan Ritchie who tool silver in the PT1 GPMQS Trap Men SG-S with a score of 104, 2 behind the gold medal winner.

Oliver Barsby, COO of Scottish Target Shooting said, “Scottish Target Shooting is immensely proud of the Scottish athletes selected to be part of the Great Britain Team competing at the first Para Trap World Cup.”

For more information see the Scottish Target Shooting website here.