Big celebrations in Thailand as Phillip Eaglesham secures second Rio MQS

There were big celebrations for Irish Paralympic shooter Phillip Eaglesham today as he put in a hugely successful performance at the IPC Shooting World Cup in Thailand to achieve his second Rio MQS in the R5 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed event.

Despite a tough opening ten shots, Phillip dug deep to put in the performance required for a MQS and finished strong to make it over the line comfortably. 

Speaking about the performance, coach Liam Crawford stated: "Phillip's first string of ten shots was a little weak, but he fought hard to finish strong and make it over the line. 

"There are plenty of positives to take from his match today, from both a technical and tactical perspective," he said, adding that they will now be training hard before the next competition. 

Earlier this week, Phillip competed in the R4 Mixed 10m Air Rifle. Following a good training session on Monday afternoon, he put in a great performance to secure a Personal Best in the competition and to finish in 14th place.