With thunder and lightning raging overhead and a torrential downpour sending spectators scurrying for cover, the organisers said the Para trap finals had an apocalyptic feel at the World Shooting Para Sport World Cup in Osijek, Croatia.
Arguably the happiest man in the venue was Australia’s Matthew Tingate who won PT2 bronze in his first international competition.
“It was a bit nerve racking, you’re under a bit of pressure, but at the end of the day it was so much fun,” Tingate said. “The people in this sport make it worthwhile. They’re all incredibly supportive. For example, if you run out of shells, you have all the other countries donating shells, they’ll look after you.”
Scottie Brydon also came away with the bronze in the Shotgun PT1 – Mixed Trap Seated SG-S.
This is the third World Shooting Para Sport for Osijek, Croatia and is the first ever competition that includes Rifle, Pistol, Para Trap, and VI making this an exciting opportunity to earn MQS spots ahead of our 2019 World Championships in Sydney.