The Russian Federation 2 pairing of Zilia Batyrshina and Nikolay Teplyy earned the skeet mixed team gold on the concluding day of the European Championship Shotgun at Lonato del Garda in Italy.
But hopes of a double were ended with the final action of the Championships as Russia’s junior pairing lost a gold-medal shoot-off.
Batyrshina and Teplyy ended up as comfortable winners in the new shooting format over the French pairing of Lucie Anastassiou and Anthony Terras, taking the title 38-32.
Britain’s pairing of Amber Hill and Ben Llewellin won the bronze-medal match against Barbora Sumova and individual men’s skeet gold medallist Jakub Tomeček of the Czech Republic, by 37-34.
The skeet mixed team junior title went to Germany 1’s pairing of Eva-Tamara Reichert and Christopher Honkamp following a gold medal shoot-off after both they and the Russian Federation 2 combination of Elizaveta Evgrafova and Andrei Danilenkov had totalled 33 targets.
The German pair claimed gold by a score of 2-1.
The bronze medal went to Cyprus, with Anastasia Eleftheriou and Petros Englezoudis beating Slovakia’s Vanesa Hocková and Ladislav Nemeth 35-34.