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sábado, 20 de junho de 2015

Seventeen-year-old takes gold medal no.5 for Team GB

Amber Hill
Gold medallist Amber Hill of Great Britain celebrates with the medal won in during the Women's Skeet shooting final. Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Great Britain's teenage prodigy Amber Hill won gold in the women's skeet at the Baku Shooting Centre on Saturday, beating world no.1 Diana Bacosi of Italy in a shoot-off that was almost as long as the semi final and standard final combined.
The win also earned Hill a place at Rio 2016.
Speaking after her victory, Hill said: "It is incredible. It is the most amazing feeling. You train all these weeks just for this moment to hopefully win gold. That is what I came here to do and I am just so pleased that I could do it and make GB proud as well.
Bacosi, 31, who has already bagged two world cup golds herself this year, set a world record by hitting all 75 targets in qualifying.
She and Hill then hit all 16 in the semi final and missed just one each in the 16-target final in almost wind-free conditions, resulting in a shoot off.
And it took 15 pairs of targets each to separate them before Bacosi finally cracked.
"I've never known anything like it. Diana is incredible to shoot 75 out of 75 today (in qualification) and then do that in the final. The standard here is so high. Even though it is the first European Games there are amazing athletes here," Hill said. 
"It is my dream to make Rio. That is what I have been working towards all these months and the feeling that it has actually paid off is just incredible. I can't wait to get out there now for more training - roll on 2016."

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