European Shooting Championships: Yorkshire Teenager Lucy Hall secures silver and GB Olympic quota place

Tue 6th September 2022
European Medal Winners

Lucy Hall, 18 years old from near Malton wins first Clay Pigeon Shooting GB quota place for the Paris Olympics at the European Championships in Cyprus

Lucy Hall has recently returned from the European Clay Pigeon shooting championship in Cyprus with an individual senior ladies silver medal, bronze team medal and the first Paris Olympic’s quota place in shooting for team GB.

Lucy who lives near Malton in North Yorkshire is only 18 years old and started clay pigeon shooting when she was just 12 years old.

 She won gold in junior ladies at the same event last year, but was selected to shoot in senior ladies (21 years +) this year having met the qualification criteria and being identified as having the potential to represent GB at the Paris Olympics in 2024, hence transitioning early to the senior categories.

Lucy commented: ‘ I really cannot believe it. I had a strong performance at the World Cup in South Korea in July winning a bronze medal in senior ladies. I have been training hard and knew I was shooting well, but it is about being able to perform at your peak on competition days which I managed to do in the very hot Cyprus sun. My success would not be possible without the help of British Shooting, UK Sport, lottery funding, sponsors, East Yorkshire Clay Shooting Ground where I train, my coaches and support team, so a massive thank you to everyone. My focus is now the world championships in Croatia later this month and then a few months off before starting to train for competitions next year.’

Just Beverley