She may not be your stereotypical shooter but England’s Amber Hill has no problem with standing out from the crowd when it comes to success in her sport.
Hill was named as the youngest member of Team England’s shooting squad for last summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
And while she may have just fallen short of a place in the final, the experience was another step in a journey that started when she first picked up a gun aged nine.
Six years later, skeet shooter Hill became the youngest ever winner of a senior World Cup event while she was also crowned the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2013.
Regularly competing against opponents much older than herself, she reached a career high fifth in the world while last year took team gold at the Shooting World Championships in Spain.
The inaugural European Games in Baku will be second taste of multi-sport competition for Hill after Glasgow.
And with a newly sprayed gun set to go on display plus a medal in her sights, Hill is determined to leave her mark.
“I was gutted that I did not make the final in Glasgow but I still had a really good time and the multi-sport element of it was great,” she said.
“Baku is a great place to go and compete, we can just concentrate on training and competing.
“I am one of the younger girls in the team and it’s a bit different to what most people my age are doing.
“But I really enjoy it, and I find ways of adding in my own style. I have resprayed my gun with new colours and a new design so it will be nice to show it off in Baku.
It was something I had been meaning to do for a while, it’s something really different but I love it. It’s good to add a bit of a modern twist. Hopefully I can bring home success with it.”
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