Paula makes the Top Ten in the junior category of Spain’s national Trap 5 Shooting Championships

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PAULA MORCILLO: One of the best in Cheste Photo credit: Alfaz town hall

PAULA MORCILLO, a 15-year-old, recently came second in the junior category of Spain’s national Trap 5 Shooting Championships.

This win automatically entitled Paula to compete in the Trap 5 World Championship that was held in Cheste (Valencia) the following week and where she came ninth in her category, putting her amongst the best 10 in the world.

She was accompanied in Cheste by her parents, Antonio and Yolanda as well as Pepe Casiano from the Club de Tiro al Plato de Alfaz del Pi who commented that Paula carried out a series of spectacular shots, on some occasions shattering 20 of 25 released clay pigeons.

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That was even more impressive, Casiano added, considering that this was only Paula’s second official trapshooting competition and she had taken out her firearms licence only a few weeks before the Spanish championships.

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