Team GB shooter Amber Hill tells Sky Sports News HQ about her journey into the sport
By Dev Trehan
Last Updated: 20/06/17 4:06pm
Teenage shooter Amber Hill says she would never have entered the sport had it not been for her grandad.
Berkshire-born Hill took up shooting at the age of 10 before becoming part of the England Ladies team just two years later in 2012.
In 2013, Hill became the youngest Skeet World Cup gold medallist and capped a fine year by winning SportsAid's prestigious One-to-Watch award.
"I was very young [when I started] and I think a lot of people don't think that you can start a sport like shooting at that age," the Team GB shooter told Tuesday's Sportswomen show on Sky Sports News HQ.
"My grandad got me into it and it was something I had never ever thought of even trying because it is so different.
"I was always doing the usual sports at school like hockey and netball and I loved doing them but OI went along one weekend with my grandad and I absolutely fell in love with shooting.
"It was a great way to spend time with him and I beat my brother so that obviously made it a bit more attractive!"
Hill finished sixth at her first Olympics in Rio last year but has her sights firmly set on challenging four gold at Tokyo 2020.
"I'm already looking ahead to 2020 in Tokyo," the 19-year-old said.
"I'm just so looking forward to it because we had a great time in Rio. I was super happy with my performance in coming sixth but I think every athlete is there to win the gold medal.
"With me, I think it was a little bit of a lack of experience, but in the next four years moving forward, I am hoping to gain that and I'm doing a lot more training so hopefully it will be my year in Tokyo."
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