Former Barking and Dagenham College tutor wins gold in shooting event

Bev shooting clay pigeons at the event

Bev shooting clay pigeons at the event - Credit: Archant

A former Barking and Dagenham College tutor has picked up a gold medal for Great Britain in clay pigeon shooting.

Bev Keeble, who taught engineering, won the impressive accolade at the 15th European Muzzle-loading Championships in Eisenstadt, Austria.

He took part in the clay pigeon shooting discipline and managed to hit 42 out of the 50 discs released into the air - the highest number at the event.

Speaking afterwards, Bev, who lives in Chelmsford, said: “I’ve been interested in the sport since I was a young boy. Since then I’ve always been interested in old guns and I now use a single barrel flintlock shotgun that was made in 1810.

“Last year at the World Championships I won the bronze, to come back and win the gold medal for Team GB at the European Championships is an amazing feeling.”

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His sights are now set on the World Championships.

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