Wilkinson right on target to secure bronze medal

The latest sports news for the Hemel area
The latest sports news for the Hemel area

North Kelsey shooter Jack Wilkinson returned from the UT (universal trench) world clay shooting championship with a bronze medal.

The event was held in Granada, Spain, and Jack scored an impressive 198 out of 200, missing just two clays in three days of shooting.

It set up a shoot-off with two other competitors, who also scored 198.

In the shoot off he scored 23 out of a possible 25, to finish in third place and claim the bronze medal, two behind the winner and one behind the silver medallist.

Jack had to contend with scorchingly hot weather conditions, with temperatures reaching around 35C, which better suited his two nearest rivals, who were both Spanish. But he persevered to be the last man standing for Team GB in the individual events against some of the best shooters in the world.

It has been an excellent season for Wilkinson, who represented Great Britain this summer.

In June, he won the senior UK championships in the UT (universal trench) category, and that same month he was top junior in the ABT English Open at Beverley Clay Target Centre.