Ling named Clay Shooter of the Year

Ling named Clay Shooter of the Year
By Sportsbeat

09/02/2017 at 02:15Updated

Rio 2016 bronze medallist Olympian Ed Ling has been voted the Clay Shooter of the Year at the annual CPSA Awards.

The 33-year-old received the award after the CPSA members voted him the favourite from a five-strong shortlist, which also included fellow Olympic bronze medallist Steve Scott.

Ling – a three-time Olympian – won bronze in the trap at Rio 2016 and has previously won silver and bronze medals at World Championship level.

The awards, held at the Belfry Hotel and Resort, were hosted by former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies, with Ling paying tribute to his family when picking up the accolade.

"It's a great honour to be up here and I'd like to thank the CPSA for organising the event," he said. "I must also thank my family for all the support they have given me over the years.

"This is a fantastic way to round off what has been a great year for me."

The ceremony also recognised the efforts of those at all levels of the sport, with Amy Easeman singled out as one to watch when she won the Young Shot of the Year award.

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