Fourteen junior athletes represented Australia at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan earlier this month and delivered exceptional performances against the best junior shooting athletes in the World.
- Jack Wallace: Gold, Trap Junior Men
- Sergei Evglevski: Silver, 25m Standard Pistol Junior Men; Bronze, 25m Pistol Junior Men; Bronze, 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Junior Men
- Jake Wallace, Samuel Bylsma, and Adam Bylsma: Silver, Trap Men Team Competition
- Sergei Evglevski, Thomas Ashmore, and Hans Hummer: Silver, 25m Pistol Team Competition
- Thomas Ashmore: 4th place, 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Junior Men
- Stephanie Pile: 4th place, Trap Junior Women
- Sam Bylsma: 6th place, Trap Junior Men
Also producing strong performances were Sascha Kroopin (13th in the 10m Air Pistol Junior Women and 12th in the 25m Pistol Junior Women), Alison Heinrich (8th in the 10m Air Pistol Junior Women and 13th in the 25m Pistol Junior Women), Hans Hummer (8th in the 25m Standard Pistol Junior Men), Jack Rossiter (14th in the 10m Air Rifle Junior Men), Emma Adams (13th in the 10m Air Rifle Junior Women), and Lachlan Holdsworth (15th in the Trap Junior Men).
“The future looks bright for our sport,” said Shooting Australia CEO Damien Marangon. ‚ÄúThe work we are doing with these developing athletes is paying off with outstanding results”
Of the athletes representing Australia in Gabala Jack Rossiter, Emma Adams, Victoria Rossiter, Sergei Evglevski, Sascha Kroopin, and Jack Wallace, receive support from the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) as members of the 2016 NextGen AUSComGames Squad.
‚ÄúThe ACGA is proud to provide financial support through the NextGEN AUSComGames program to our young shooters. We see it as an important investment in Australia‚Äôs future success in Commonwealth Games competition,‚Äù said ACGA CEO Craig Phillips.
For the entire team results at the 2016 ISSF Junior World Cup in Gabala visitwww.issf-sports.org. The ISSF season will continue next month with the ISSF World Cup Final in Rifle/Pistol events, scheduled in Bologna (ITA) from the 4th to the 10th of October, and the ISSF World Cup Final in Shotgun events, taking place in Rome (ITA) from October 10th to October 16th.
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