Jack Wallace takes individual bronze and Australia wins team gold in Junior Shotgun World Championship

Australian Jack Wallace has achieved a bronze-medal finish in Trap Men Junior at the ISSF World Championship Shotgun in Moscow (RUS), behind France’s Clement Bourgue of France (gold) and Italy’s Matteo Marongiu (silver).

It was not the only time Wallace stood on the podium overnight, as he won gold with teammates Mitchell Iles and Adam Bylsma in the Trap Men Junior Team event for the three to be named 2017 Trap Junior Team World Champions.

“Today has been another amazing day for the Australian team with Jack Wallace taking bronze in the Junior Men’s Trap,” commented Shooting Australia General Manager High Performance Adam Sachs. “Jack’s medal is a fitting reward for the focus and composure under pressure that he has shown over the last three days of qualifying.”

Sachs continued: “The talent of the Australian team’s young athletes is generating a lot of attention here in Moscow, and they’ve shown they deserve it. Jack and Mitch qualified equal first for the individual finals, and with Adam Bylsma the Junior Men’s Trap team are now world champions.”

“Having Australian juniors in positions 1 and 2 after qualification on scores that would have put them into the senior final was a proud moment,” said Shooting Australia National High Performance Shotgun Coach Adam Vella. “We’re in exciting times as the depth of our youth talent seems to be only growing stronger.”

Wallace, Iles, and Bylsma were in high spirits after their gold medal win, commenting with tongues held firmly in-cheek: “We didn’t come to take part–we came to take over!”

640 athletes from 76 nations are competing in the 2017 ISSF Shotgun World Championship, held at the Fox Lodge shooting club in Moscow (RUS) from the 30th of August through the 10th of September.

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