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Shooting

  • Xuereb grabs silver after shoot-off

    Nathan Lee Xuereb strengthened his reputation as a bright prospect in the Double Trap scene after winning a tense shoot-off to clinch second place at the European Junior Championships in Cyprus, yesterday. This was another outstanding achievement...

  • Aussie shooter in ‘mankini’ threat

    Australian shooter Russell Mark has threatened to parade at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics in a lime-green “mankini” after losing a bet. The burly 48-year-old said the penalty for losing the wager over the outcome of an Aussie Rules...

  • Chetcuti places fifth in Lonato

    Double trap shooter William Chetcuti produced a creditable performance in a World Cup shoot yesterday as he finished fifth overall in Lonato, Italy. Chetcuti headed into yesterday’s competition determined to make up for the disappointment of...

  • Xuereb ‘straight’ to the title

    Nathan Lee Xuereb, still only 15, stole the headlines yesterday after upstaging some top-class shooters, including William Chetcuti, to claim the Malta International Double Trap Grand Prix in convincing fashion, hitting an incredible 50-clay...

  • Xuereb wins Malta International Grand Prix

    Nathan Lee Xuereb stole the headlines in the 2012 International Double Trap Grand Prix in Bidnija after the 15-year-old hit an extraordinary straight in the final barrage to win the title yesterday. It was an impressive performance from the...

  • Olympic hope Chetcuti up against rivals

    The Malta Shooting Sport Federation (MSSF) premises were buzzing with activity yesterday as the foreign shooters began to arrive ahead of Sunday’s Malta International Double Trap Grand Prix at the Bidnija ranges. A total of 21 double trap shooters...

  • Dahlby backs Chetcuti for London medal

    Hakan Dahlby has backed William Chetcuti to fulfil his lifelong dream of winning a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The 46-year-old Swede, winner of back-to-back European titles in 2003 and 2004, is one of the most experienced shooters...

  • Barrage eludes Chetcuti, Xuereb in pre-Olympic London shoot

    Double trap shooters William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb failed to repeat their fine showings in the United States last month after missing out on a place in the final barrage at an ISSF World Cup shoot in London yesterday. Chetcuti and Xuereb...

  • Chetcuti, Xuereb miss out on final barrage

    Malta's double trap shooters William Chetcuti and Nathan Lee Xuereb failed to qualify to the final barrage in a World Cup shoot held in London today. The ISSF competition is being held at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolston, London, venue...

  • Chetcuti second in world list

    Double Trap shooter William Chetcuti improved his position in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) world rankings by six places as the 2012 Olympic Games medal hopeful moved to second on the list published yesterday. Chetcuti, 27,...

  • Top performers for 2012 Grand Prix

    The Bidnija ranges were again buzzing with excitement yesterday as the Malta Shooting Sport Federation fraternity convened to mark the excellent results obtained by Double Trap ace William Chetcuti and young prodigy Nathan Lee Xuereb in a World...

  • Chetcuti eyes consistency in Olympic build-up

    Double trap shooter William Chetcuti believes he is on track to reach his objectives at the London Olympics after winning the silver medal at a World Cup shoot in Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday. The 27-year-old showed excellent form as he chalked...

  • Chetcuti strikes silver in US

    William Chetcuti stepped up his build-up for this summer’s London Olympics by winning the silver medal in double trap at a World Cup shoot in the United States. Chetcuti’s latest achievement crowned a mem­orable day for Maltese shooting as Nathan...

  • William Chetcuti silver in shooting World Cup

    Maltese shooter William Chetcuti has won silver in the double trap section of the ISSF shooting World Cup being held in Tucson, USA. Nathan Lee Xuereb was fourth. The gold was won by Briton Peter Wilson with 198 points followed by Chetcuti with...

  • Girls show their skills

    The female members of the Air-Rifle and Pistol Shooting Club are giving the boys a really hard time in competitions at the Malta Sport Shooting Federation indoor range in Bidnija. Last week, it was no exception as those present witnessed some...

  • Vella shows no jitters to win air-rifle event

    The Malta Air-Rifle and Pistol Shooting Club organised their 11th airgun competition of the season at the MSSF indoor range in Bidnija, last weekend. This was perhaps one of the most hotly-contested ‘mixed’ competitions in both air-rifle and...

  • Xuereb top junior in Italy shoot

    Junior Double Trap shooter Nathan Lee Xuereb topped his category at the weekend Italian Championship, hosted by the Italian Shooting Federation (FITAV) at the Valle Aniene range, just outside Rome. Xuereb, under the guidance of coach Jimmy Bugeja,...

  • Bezzina, Darmanin claim top spots

    The decisive selection shoot for the Postal Eley/NSRA competition in the UK took place last weekend at the indoor range in Bidnija. Results will now be sent to the National Smallbore Rifle Association, of England, for classification purposes and...

  • Chetcuti embarks on intense build-up

    Double trap shooter William Chetcuti is readying himself for an intense six months as he steps up his preparations for next summer’s London Olympics. The double trap event at the London Olympics is scheduled to take place on August 2 at the Royal...

  • MSSF shooters in UK postal competition

    Last weekend, Malta’s leading airgun shooters took part in the first of three local competitions that will enable them to measure their results against those of leading British shooters contesting the NSRA/Eley Postal competition. Postal shooting...

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