Shooter Rebecca Brown, from Darton, picked up a bronze medal at the British Grand Prix but missed out on selection for the Great Britain team at the World Championships by two points.

The 23-year-old was competing in the compak sporting event at High Lodge in Suffolk.  Rebecca said: “I was pleased. I could have shot better but I always think that because I am my own worst critic. It is a good achievement to get bronze.” 

Rebecca narrowly missed out on representing her country against the best in the world in Hungary later in the year but is happy with the progress she has made. She is ‘first reserve’ so will be called up by Great Britain should one of the other shooters pull out of the event. 

“I was nowhere near the medals or the GB team last year so I have come a long way. It is frustrating to miss out by just two points but I would have been really happy with being first reserve before the competition started. I am happy with my progress and hopefully I can keep improving and get to the World Championship next year. That is my main goal in the sport “I would love to shoot for GB.”

Rebecca’s brother Tom Brown also narrowly missed out on qualification for the GB team by three points.  Tom represented Great Britain in the European Championships in Greece earlier in the year and the siblings come from a family of successful shooters.