Cypriot shooter claims silver medal in the ISSF World Cup men’s Skeet final

Cypriot shooter Georgios Achilleos on Monday clinched the silver medal in Mens Skeet final at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Larnaca.

Achilleos finished second behind Argeninas Federico Gil who claimed top honours. The Bronze medal went to the 2014 ISSF World Champion Alexander Zemlin of the Russian Federation.

After scoring a 122/125 in the qualifying round, Achilleos scored 55/60 in the final finishing behind Gil who scored 56 clay targets. Zemlin finished his match with 44 targets.

Yesterdays silver was the first medal for Achilleos after nearly two years following a silver medal in the European Championships of 2015.

I had a great match and I am thrilled that at last I returned to the podium. I cannot describe my feelings. My effort was tough after the misfortunes of the last two years and feel a great relieve, Achilleos said.

Source: Cyprus News Agency