Women's Sports: Seonaid McIntosh secures shooting gold at European Shooting Championships

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Seonaid McIntosh secured the gold medal in the 3P event at the European Shooting Championships in Bologna, Italy.

It is the first time a British female has World Cup gold in a rifle event.

The 23-year-old produced a world record-equalling score of 599-27x in the 300m Prone. She beat the German, Eva Roesken, and Sweden's Linda Olofsson to silver and bronze respectively. 

Earlier on in the competition, McIntosh teamed up with fellow Brit, Ken Parr, 50m rifle mixed team event and claimed the bronze medal.

This history-making performance at the European Championships brings McIntosh's year to an impressive conclusion. In August, McIntosh won the silver medal at the rifle World Cup, the first time a Brit had managed to do so in 20 years.

McIntosh currently holds number one position in the 3P world rankings ahead of her closest rival Croatian, Snjezana Pejcic. McIntosh also won gold in the 50m rifle Prone at last year's World Championships in South Korea.

With such an impressive list of accolades at still a very young age, it is clear Seonaid McIntosh will be one of British Shooting's most successful athletes in years to come.

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