CHERRABAH BOUND: Olympian Paul Adams, (left), with Olympic Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller, after being selected for the Australian shooting team for Rio.
CHERRABAH BOUND: Olympian Paul Adams, (left), with Olympic Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller, after being selected for the Australian shooting team for Rio. DAN HIMBRECHTS

Olympian to shoot for three days at Cherrabah event

SHOOTING:

Paul Adams will use the Cherrabah Sporting Clays event starting today at Elbow Valley as part of his preparation for the Olympics in August in Rio de Janeiro.

Adams won’t be fazed by the pressure of the shoot at Cherrabah or the Olympics.

He is a theatre nurse at Redcliffe Hospital which is a role that needs plenty of concentration.

Adams is one of 280 shooters heading for Cherrabah this weekend in a discipline he formerly shot before concentrating on skeet shooting which will take him to the Olympics.

Adams said the main difference between sporting clays and skeet shooting was the variety in clays.

“With clays shooting, the targets simulate hunting in the bush while the targets are the same for each skeet shoot,” he said.

“Every competition in any form of shooting helps. I want to get as much of an edge as I can in any competition. One per cent can make a big difference. I want to come to Cherrabah for this shoot each year.”

The event at Cherrabah is organised by the Toowoomba Clay Target Club and will go for three days. The shooters and their supporters have booked out Cherrabah Resort with some camping on the grounds as well.



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