Long Sutton shooter Aaron Heading collected a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia today (April 14).
The 30-year-old, who was representing England, was beaten by Welshman Michael Wixey in Brisbane in the final of the men’s trap. Wixey claimed a Games record score of 46, three more than Heading.
It’s a fourth Commonwealth Games medal for Heading who won gold and silver in Delhi in 2010 and silver in Glasgow in 2014.
Heading said: “I feel amazing, because the last Commonwealth Games I got silver there and then two weeks after that I came off a motorbike and nearly lost my leg. It’s been a hard road to come back again, to leave where I was four years ago was absolutely brilliant. I’m over the moon, that was a hard four years.
“After this I’m flying out to Korea for a World Cup there and see if we can pick up some silverware there.
“I was very lucky that I came here in October for the Test event, and that was a really good event, I had to come back. The atmosphere, the people, the game-shapers - everyone is so friendly and made us feel so welcome.”