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CTC Infrastructure manager Christopher Jackson made both the Cayman Islands & CTC proud

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CTC Infrastructure manager Christopher Jackson made both the Cayman Islands & CTC proud
21Sep 2017

CTC Infrastructure manager Christopher Jackson made both the Cayman Islands and CTC proud when he gained a bronze medal in the Island Games held in Gotland, Sweden, recently. Mr. Jackson competed alongside old friends from other islands in the clay pigeon shooting event. Despite very low temperatures, freezing cold rain (which are particularly difficult to get used to when you come from a warm place like the Cayman Islands) and a stiff breeze, and despite not having much time at all to practice, Mr. Jackson did very well, gaining the medal out of a total of 13 teams. “On 25th June was the Automatic Ball Trap (ABT) event, we participated but was not successful so I took the opportunity to use this event for training although finishing 7th spot with 5 clays behind 3rd position out of 13 teams,” Mr Jackson explained “Monday 26 June was the start of ABT’s individual. Again, wind rain and low temperatures had its effect but maintaining focus finished with a decent score for the 3 rounds of the 25 scheduled for day 1, day 2 on Tuesday was the remaining two rounds of 25 clays, I was able to stay focused finishing with the highest score for the 2 rounds with the end result being just 1 clay short at 108 out of 1st and 2nd tying with 109 clays.” “When the final round of 25 clays for the top 6 competitors commenced, the top shooters all tied with 22 clays out of 25. This secured me with 130 clays for bronze with Gibraltar and Menorca tying for gold and silver, they completed their shoot for Gibraltar edging Minorca for the Gold position. “This experience was quite challenging but at the same time very rewarding, competing with great friends from over many years mad these games special. Without the support from CTC’s sponsorship to support overseas training, participating in high level comps with professional coaching this venture would of not been possible. I am extremely fortunate and proud to have had CTC’s support leading up to the NatWest Island games and of course the Cayman Island Games Association to be able to compete and represent the Cayman Islands.”