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Scanlan wins world cup silver in the trap

Laetisha Scanlan has won hsilver in the trap final at the ISSF world cup in Acapulco, Mexico.

Scanlan led the qualifications with 73 hits, scored 14 targets in the semi-final and faced off against Corey Cogdell (USA) in the gold medal match. After dropping five targets in the first part of the round Scanlan finished in second place with nine hits and Cogdell got the gold with 13 targets. Natalie Rooney (NZ) won bronze with 13 targets over her opponent Kaily Browning (USA) who had 11 hits.

Winning the silver medal means she secured the second Olympic quota place for Australia in this event. Teammate Catherine Skinner had already won a quota at the 2014 ISSF world champs in Granada.

Scanlan, Cogdell and Rooney pose with their medals  Picture: Nicolo Zangirolami

Scanlan, Cogdell and Rooney pose with their medals. Picture: Nicolo Zangirolami

Scanlan: “It feels great to win an Olympic quota! Hopefully I will go to Rio, and maybe I will win a medal there too.”

“We did not really stop training over the Christmas: it’s summer in Australia, and we kept on shooting. That definitely helped me to finish on the podium today, it made me more confident in going into this event.”

Time for some da da..da da da da da daaaa….tequila!

Candice Freeman is a lover of all things sport. She's grown up playing softball and hockey and played Aussie Rules for over 10 years. Over the years she has also tried her hand at cricket, volleyball, triathlon and CrossFit. And now... well she's attacking the never ending challenge to lower her golf handicap.

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