Cypriot shooter George Achilleos has clinched the silver medal in the Men`s Skeet final at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in Larnaca.
Achilleos finished second behind Argenina`s Federico Gil who claimed top honours. The bronze medal went to the 2014 ISSF World Champion Alexander Zemlin of the Russian Federation.
After scoring 122/125 in the qualifying round, Achilleos scored 55/60 in the final, finishing behind Gil who scored 56 clay targets. Zemlin finished his match with 44 targets.
The silver was the first medal for Achilleos after nearly two years following a silver in the European Championships of 2015.
“I had a great match and I am thrilled that at last I returned to the podium. I cannot describe my feelings. My effort was tough after the misfortunes of the last two years and I feel great relief,” Achilleos said.