Wellington shooter Ed Ling has won the bronze medal at the Rio Olympics. In the bronze medal men’s trap match against David Kostelecky from the Czech Republic, Ed scored 13 out of 15 with his opponent – the bronze medalist in Beijing in 2008 – scoring 9.
After the semi-final he was in joint 4th position but won the shoot-off against Egypt’s Ahmed Kamar with an assured performance.
This is Ed’s third Olympics. In the Athens Olympics of 2004 he was 25th and in London 4 years ago he was 21st. His silver medal at the Shooting World Championships in September 2014 held in Granada, Spain, secured his place in the GB shooting team for the Rio Olympics.
Ed and his wife Abbey run Ling Shooting at Heywood Stables, Nynehead. His brother Theo (15) who is a pupil at Wellington School became the youngest world champion clay pigeon shooter earlier this year.
Ed Ling’s bronze is the third medal won by a member of the British team in Rio de Janeiro.