The 2018 Commonwealth Games are officially finished

Another successful Commonwealth Games have come to an end!
The 2018 Commonwealth Games are officially finished

We are proud to have sponsored four of the Commonwealth shooters, Jack Fairclough, Amber Hill, Aaron Heading and Ben Llewellin. Congratulations to all the shooters on their wonderful results.

Amber Hill brings back a silver medal from the Women's Skeet shooting a 69ex75 (23, 23, 23) in qualification to reach the final. “It was an amazing final and I’m super happy to be coming away with a silver medal. I’ve just been at the World Cup in Mexico where I got a bronze, so I’m slowly creeping up the medals!" Andri Eleftheriou from Cyprus (52ex60)  went on to take the gold.

The second silver medal came from Ben Llewellin on the Welsh team. Ben shot 56 ex 60 in Men's Skeet shooting. Georgios Achilleos went to take the gold with Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley taking bronze by hitting 45 ex 50 targets. "This feels fantastic. To be representing Wales at my first Commonwealth Games and then win a silver - it feels awesome".

Jack Fairclough took fifth place in Men's Skeet shooting on the English team. Jack shot incredibly well during  qualification and went through to the final ranked third having shot 122ex125. Sadly he was eliminated in fifth place having shot 27ex30.  “My qualification was great, and in the final I don’t think I could have done a lot more than what I did. I see this as great experience and I will look back at this with happy memories.”  Jack is now going on to compete in Korea. 

The final silver medal came from Aaron Heading who was last to shoot in Men's Trap at the weekend. Aaron shot incredibly well finishing the final on 43 ex 50. Michael Wixey from Wales went on to take gold shooting 46 which also set a new games record. Aaron will also head to Korea for the World Cup joining Jack Fairclough.

We are proud to have supplied traps for the Commonwealth Games in Australia. The high quality, reliable performance and trajectory make Laporte-CPC the clear choice of champions. The games featured our brand new 18C  Skeet sets and 18c Olympic trench machines. We are delighted to report that the traps performed exceptionally well.

Sadly, shooting will not be included in the Commonwealth Games for 2022 in Birmingham but we have fantastic memories (and medals) from this year! Congratulations to everyone who took part - sponsored or not sponsored - shooters, officials, countries and all those from the different disciplines of shooting.



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