By David Williams
Ben Llewellin celebrated a double medal haul at the European Shotgun Championships in Cyprus.
The Welsh clay shooter and four-times British champion, helped Great Britain secure a fourth gold medal of the Championships in Larnaca in a mixed skeet team victory alongside Amber Hill.
The pair triumphed against Rio 2016 individual gold medallist Diana Bacosi and her Italian compatriot Tammaro Cassandro, a two-time world gold medallist.
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Llewellin and Hill added to their respective bronze and gold medals from their individual finals as they won 6-4 after five rounds.Had Llewellin finished in the top two places individual skeet final, then he would have secured a automatic quota spot for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Llewellin – who missed out narrowly for the Tokyo Games – will have a further opportunity to make the qualification for Paris.
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Bronze medals went to Jakub Tomeček and Barbora Šumová of the Czech Republic as they got the better of Rigina Meftakhetdinova and Niyaz Aghazada of Azerbaijan 7-3 in the first bronze-medal match.
Sweden’s Stefan Nilsson and Victoria Larsson were victorious in the second bronze-medal match 6-2 against Greek shooters Emmanouela Katzouraki and Nikolaos Mavrommatis.