Ahrens begins World Cup prep
Namibia’s top Olympic Trap shooter Gaby Ahrens will get her first taste of what the new year holds in store this coming Saturday during the first round of national trails taking place at the Luiperdsvalley military base shooting range south of the capital.
Between 10 and 15 shooters are expected to battle it out at the state-of-the-art range with Ahrens being one of the favourites after winning the season opening event last year. Ahrens however is expected to be among male-only competition this weekend.
It will be the first national trial shoot of five, which are spread out throughout the year. All Namibians have to shoot a minimum qualification score (MQS) at three of the events to
be able to represent their country at international competitions.
“I have trained a lot over the last month and I feel good”, the two time Olympic athlete
explained. She continued that her aim is to achieve the minimum qualification score so
she can continue representing her country abroad. Gaby is once again supported this year by Hyundai Namibia, Wecke & Voigts and her gun supplier, Krieghoff. The first competition of the season will give the Commonwealth bronze medal winner of 2010 a good indication of her current form as she plans to compete at two World Cups this year, this first scheduled for May this year in Cyprus.