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Aislin locks in Olympics

Aislin locks in Olympics

Local shooting star Aislin Jones is going to the 2024 Paris Olympics.
After an strong performance at the ISSF Olympic Qualifying Championship in Doha a fortnight ago, Rio Olympian (2016) Jones has put in an outstanding performance at the ISSF World Cup in Baku (Azerbaijan) securing her nomination for the Australian Olympic team for Paris 2024 and in the process brought home a medal in mixed skeet teams.
Jones combined with Sydney's Joshua Bell to win the bronze medal in the mixed skeet team shooting event at the ISSF World Cup 2024 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The medal was Australia's first-ever in a skeet team event at a World Cup and was certainly hard-earned, defeating the high profile USA pair of Austen Jewell Smith, a four-time world champion, and Conner Lynn Prince, 42-41 in the bronze medal playoff. The American pair was leading by a shot at the halfway stage but Jones and Bell registered a perfect eight in the fourth series to sneak ahead. 
The Australian shooters, both competing in their first-ever senior World Cup final, held their nerve late and were rewarded for their efforts with the bronze.

IMAGE: Local shooting star, Aislin Jones had a weekend to remember, combining with Sydney’s Joshua Bell to win a World Cup Bronze medal and putting a sensational performance in the individual event, confirming her spot in the Australian team for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris (Photo: Shooting Australia)

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