Willett Shines on World Stage

Media Releases | Monday, Mar 21, 2016

James Willett (20) won Bronze over the weekend at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Cyprus, qualifying with 138. Dropping 4 targets early in the Bronze medal match Willett showed his maturity and focus going on to nail 12 in a row to secure his first World Cup medal.

While he started shooting when he was 12, James only began Double Trap at the beginning of 2015 and outshone many more experienced competitors around the world with his results during his first twelve months in the discipline, including a Junior World Record in qualifying with 142/150 targets at his first ever World Cup event.

In an Olympic year there is always talk about the importance of developing young athletes for the future. If James’s progress is any indicator, things are looking good for Australia’s future in the sport of shooting.

It will be a nervous three weeks for James as he awaits confirmation of whether or not he will be representing Australia at his first Olympic Games.


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