Ben Emms being Chaired to the presentation by his Australian Teamates.
Lyndhurst resident Ben Emms, is the newly crowned world champion in the sport of Fullbore Rifle Shooting.
Ben began rifle shooting early on through his family’s interest in the sport.
The family property has been home to the Lyndhurst Rifle Club since 1921.
The stock and station agent found himself at the top of the leaderboard after competing against 400 of the world’s best in the championships held in the United States.
The event of Fullbore Rifle Shooting entails firing single shot target rifles with metal sights over the 800/900 and 1000 yard ranges.
The rifles are fired from the prone position with no rest just a sling supporting the rifle.
Like other target shooting sports, athletes need to be well physically and mentally rehearsed in order to reach the highest level, due to the demand it puts on the body.
The world championships for this sport are held every four years and attracts competitors from all over the globe.
Ben’s Newcastle teammate Matt Pozzebon, who earlier in the week emulated Ben’s last year success by winning the USA Championships, was a close finishing third in the world championship.
The rifle shooting team competition, the Palma Teams Match, was held after the completion of the individual rounds.
Australia placed fourth in this event after a close battle with South Africa and Great Britain took out the title.
Scores from the Individual Competition were:
Emms, Ben 669-77 Australia.
Ball, Nigel 668-75 Great Britain.
Pozzebon, Matthew 666-78 Australia.
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