Rieley goes bang at Victorian titles

Maryborough clay target shooter Rieley Fitzgibbon is one step closer to fulfilling his dream of making it to the Olympics.

Rieley Fitzgibbon’s dream of one day making it to the Olympics looks well within range as the accomplished clay target shooter sets his sights on Olympic skeet shooting.

After starting the sport just four years ago, the determined 16-year- old has again found himself representing Victoria on the state team for the second year in a row.

Fitzgibbon will now head to Queensland to the Australian Titles in 2019 to represent Victoria after an impressive performance at the state titles earlier this month.

“I got the Junior High Gun for the double barrel, which is two shots at the target,” Fitzgibbon said.

“The main events that ran for the state team were the double barrel, the single barrel and the points scored. The top six that shoot the most out of that will go into another 25 targets of points scored.

“If you hit it on the first shot you get three points, you hit it on your second you get one point and if you miss it you get three points down.

“I was lucky enough to make it on to the Victorian junior team again this time.”

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