We’re on our way to Tokyo

After Seonaid McIntosh was crowned world champion in women’s 50m prone rifle (as reported last issue), she went on to win Great Britain’s first quota place for the shooting events in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The Scottish rifle shooter finished fourth in the women’s rifle three position in Changwon, and with four quota places on offer at the event, she bagged Great Britain a spot in the Games in two years’ time.

To add to that, Seonaid has also broken or equalled three British Records while competing in South Korea, twice as part of a team and once individually.

Her qualification score of 1175 in 50m Rifle 3 Positions equalled the current record. While earlier in the week she broke the 10m Air Rifle Women’s record as part of a team with Hannah Pugsley and her sister Jen McIntosh, when they shot a combined 1861.4.

Her final record was part of a team with Katie Gleeson and again sister, Jen, when they shot a combined 3471 in 50m Rifle 3p.
Seonaid said: “I’m really happy to have won a Quota Place this early, although at the same time I’m a little bit disappointed not to have won a medal. But the job was to get the quota and I’ve done that plus have the bonus of the Prone medal from earlier in the week, so all-in-all a successful trip.

“It’s certainly going to make my final year at University a bit easier now that I have a quota place!”

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