Amber Hill’s remarkable run continues with silver at World Championships


Amber Hill continued her incredible form with silver at the World Championships, breaking her duck in the event on the seventh attempt.

The skeet star hit 123 of 125 targets to lead qualifying in Osijek, Croatia.

She then scored 27 of 30 in the seeding round to secure a spot in the medal game.

Hill, who first competed at the World Championships in 2013, outscored American Sam Simonton and Slovakia’s Vanesa Hockova to win her first world medal.

2016 Olympic champion Diana Bacosi of Italy only missed once in the medal game to win gold.

“It’s amazing,” said the 25-year-old. “I’ve never won a world title or a medal before, so to come away with my first is amazing. It’s a brilliant end to the year.

“We had to shoot over three days, so it was really long and drawn out, but I just had to stay focused on what I was here to do.

“The big score was proof that the work we do at home is paying off. The consistency is there.

“The final was about letting the adrenaline take me and doing my best. To come away with a silver medal is an incredible feeling.

Hill has already secured a quota place for the British team in women’s skeet after winning European gold in Larnaca, Cyprus last month.

She is one of Britain’s top athletes across all Olympic sports, extending an unbroken streak of podium finishes in major competitions dating back to March 2021.

The Windsor star excelled in the World Cup series this year with gold in Nicosia and silver in Changwon and Lonato.

“It seems incredible, from the first medals of 2021, to continue this in every competition,” she said.

“I don’t know how I’m doing but I’m on a small medal streak at the moment. I just hope it continues next year.

It caps a superb competitive surge for GB Shooting with trap shooters Nathan Hales and Lucy Hall earning quota places in Paris with world and European silver respectively.

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