Scott targets Euro Games success

Battle shooter Steve Scott is poised to represent Great Britain at the European Games tomorrow
Battle shooter Steve Scott is poised to represent Great Britain at the European Games tomorrow
  • Steve Scott lines up in inaugural European Games
  • Battle shooter will contest men’s double trap tomorrow
  • Scott representing Great Britain along with Kneale
  • Five of world’s top 10 competing in Baku
  • Scott won Commonwealth Games and European Championship gold in 2014

Shooting star Steve Scott will be going for gold at the inaugural European Games tomorrow (Friday).

The Battle marksman will line up in the men’s double trap discipline at the Baku Shooting Centre in Azerbaijan this morning.

Along with Tim Kneale, Scott is one of two British shooters in a strong 16-man field which contains five of the top 10 in the world rankings.

Eighth-ranked Scott will face stiff opposition from the likes of Italian duo Antonino Barilla - the world number two - and Davide Gasparini, and Russian pair Vitaly Fokeev and Vasily Mosin - the world number three.

Scott pipped Mosin in the final to claim his second European Championship triumph last year, and he also won gold at the Commonwealth Games and bronze at the ISSF World Shooting Championships in 2014.

This year, the 30-year-old came fourth at the ISSF World Cup event in Larnaca, Cyprus.

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