A HOT-SHOT boy from Scots Gap displayed his top-class rifle skills on the national stage and won a silver medal.
Cain Stewart competed in the Airgun Training and Education Organisation (ATEO) National Rifle Championship Finals at the Midland Game Fair in Weston Park, Shropshire, and finished second with a score of 14/20 on a hard course – just one behind the winner.
The nine-year-old did not feel any effect from the 235-mile journey which started at 5.30am and he beat the 15-year-old favourite into the bronze position.
He qualified for the national event after winning the Junior Co2 powered rifle competition and coming second in the Spring powered rifle contest at the ATEO northern section in Penrith.
The Chantry Middle School and Technology College student was recently filmed during a clay pigeon shooting training session at Longwitton Dene with instructor Alan Hawkins, of Northumberland Sporting Clays, by Look North for its ‘Sporting kids’ feature.
The broadcast later this month will include Cain speaking of his dream to one day represent Great Britain at the Olympic Games.