Coward-Holley wins shooting bronze

Matthew Coward-Holley takes shooting bronze for Great Britain at Tokyo Olympics 🥉

7/29/2021 11:15:00 AM

Matthew Coward-Holley takes shooting bronze for Great Britain at Tokyo Olympics 🥉

Matthew Coward-Holley claims Great Britain's 17th medal of the Tokyo Olympics with bronze in the men's trap shooting final.

Coward-Holley scored 33 out of 40 in the final, missing out on a gold medal play-off by one shot to Liptak, who went on to defeat compatriot Kostelecky in a sudden-death shoot-off."Being my first Olympic final, the first little bit is always that little bit of tension, that little bit of nerves," Coward-Holley said.

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"But you've just got to relax and trust yourself that you can do it."It's a little bit of a mix of emotions. I'm a bit lost for words. It's my first Olympics so to come away with a medal, it's phenomenal."The Chelmsford shooter, who

playing rugby, appeared well set to make the last two in the six-man elimination final format after putting his shaky start behind him but missed three of his final 12 targets to finish third.Coward-Holley has provided Britain's first shooting medal of the Games after fellow hopeful

Amber Hill was forced to pull outon the eve of the event due to a positive Covid test.He will get another shot at gold on Saturday alongside Northern Ireland's Kirsty Hegarty in the mixed team trap event, as the duo bid to follow up their World Cup win in Italy in May.

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