The 2021 European Shooting Confederation (ESC) held their annual championships in Osijek, Croatia. Substantial COVID-19 precautions and procedures were in place to make the event safe for all teams attending and the local community. Three Welsh athletes were competing as part of the British Shooting team, representing Wales and the UK in Men’s 10m Air Pistol, Men’s Skeet, and Junior Men’s Trap.
James Miller competed in the 10m Air Pistol in his first major senior competition scoring 570 18x. As a junior at the last ESC Championship James won a silver medal. Coached by Alan Green, James is one of many young and talented Welsh pistol shooters with a promising future.
Ben Llewellin was one of three British athletes competing in Men’s Skeet and set a joint European Record in 2017 winning a silver medal. Ben finished top of all the British athletes in qualification with 122 and narrowly missed out on a place in the final by one target in a close shoot-off. Ben remains on British Shooting’s World Class programme and maintains his place as the top Skeet shooter in the UK.
Lewis Owen, in his final year as a junior shooter competed in Olympic Trap scoring 110. Lewis also narrowly missed out on a place in the final by one position. As one of a team of three British shooters, Lewis came close to a bronze medal but the team were beaten by Finland. Moving into his first senior year, Lewis is well placed one of Britain’s top Olympic Trap shooters.
The full results book can be seen here.