Clay shooter sets sights on world championships


Top guns: Laetisha Scanlan and James Bolding after representing Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Gary Sissons

COMMONWEALTH Games gold medallist, Laetisha Scanlan, is preparing for the mixed and women’s trap competitions at the ISSF World Championships in South Korea.

The Frankston Australia Clay Target Club member is coming off the back of receiving a silver medal at the ‘Sydney Cup 2’ in the women’s trap competition on Sunday 19 August and has quickly followed it up with an intense training camp in preparation for the World Championships.

Scanlan will be the sole representative from the clay target club competing at the World Championships on Friday 31 August, and has spent the past week at Cecil Park, Sydney preparing for the event alongside 21 other Australian squad members.

Fellow Frankston Australia Clay Target Club shooters, James Bolding and Keith Ferguson, also competed at the Sydney Cup 2, and landed silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the men’s skeet event.

Frankston Australia Clay Target Club secretary Jane Vella said that it’s not out of the ordinary to see the three members competing, and succeeding at such a high level.

“They’re three of our top competitors at the club and they’re always competing well in those types of events,” she said.

Bolding and Ferguson will now prepare for the Australian National Championships in January next year which will kick off the selection process for next year’s international circuit.

First published in the Frankston Times – 27 August 2018

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