COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 8, 2018)

Amber English picked up her second International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup medal of the 2018 season when she won silver today in Women’s Skeet at the World Cup in Siggiwei, Malta.

As English’s U.S. teammate Ashley Carroll said during her commentary on today’s live ISSF broadcast, English is an athlete who continually “gets after it” and continues to dig day after day in her training. That grit was on full display in Malta as English and the other competitors battled not only in competition, but also extremely blustery conditions, the setting sun and a myriad of technological errors.

“The competition was tough,” English (pictured left) said. “By far some of the windiest conditions we’ve ever shot in. It was hard to be able to tell how the targets were actually going to be affected by the wind here. I was happy to be able to sneak out with a silver after tweaking a few things after Korea!”

English finished Qualification with a score of 111 and qualified for the Final in the second position after weathering a three-person shootoff as English, fellow U.S. athlete Caitlin Connor and eventual bronze medalist, Donglian Zhang of China, were all tied with 111 targets.

Once in the Final, English got out to an early lead, holding a small one- or two-target lead over the field throughout. During the pair at her 35th and 36th target, English missed the pair and received a yellow card for holding her gun above the yellow line on her vest. Despite these setbacks, as well as continual issues with the mic at her shooting stand, scoreboard malfunctions and inconsistent wind conditions, English continued to battle. She eventually finished

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