Rifle shooter Patrick Azzopardi, a member of the On Target Shooting Club, has just competed in the Bench Rest Mediterranean finals in Italy.

After completing five competitions in three different categories, Azzopardi secured a berth in the finals.

In the free category (custom-built match rifle), the Maltese marksman started the first target with 50 points while Italian duo Roberto Giarletta and Gaetano Brancato shot 50+2 points and 49 points respectively.

Azzopardi’s second target score was 50+2 points, Giarletta hit 50 and Brancato 50+1. On the third and final target, Azzopardi managed 47 points, Giarletta 50+3 and Brancato 50.

With a total score of 147+2 points, Azzopardi concluded the free category in third place overall.

In the other two categories, the iron sights and sniper, Azzopardi classified second overall.

The On Target Shooting Club is affiliated with the Malta Shooting Sport Federation (MSSF).


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