International medals for North Devon marksmen

Joseph Bulmer

North Devon junior marksmen Craig Attwood, Luke Smith and Dean Bale of Braunton Target Shooting Club gained international success when they were part of the Great Britain junior squad competing against teams from Germany, Sweden and the US in Oldenburg, Germany.

Craig and Luke were part of Great Britain bronze medal winning team in the opening 10m air rifle match.

The following day Craig took individual silver in the 50m prone rifle, just 0.5

points behind his team mate Toby Beard, who with Ivan Jobling took the team gold medal.

In his first 50m international, Dean Bale was part of the team which took the silver medal.

In the Blue Ribbon event, the three position rifle, Craig took the bronze individual and was part of the GB gold medal team. Luke and Dean were part of the GB2 team that took the silver.