Amber Jo Hill born 21 August 1997 in Windsor, Berkshire is an English sports shooter who specializes in skeet.
She has won a total of three gold medals in a major international competition, spanning the ISSF World Cup series (2013 and 2015), and the inaugural European Games held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Hill began shooting at the age of ten when she decided to go to the firing range in Binfield. By the age of twelve, Hill had been selected to England’s senior women’s team with a specialty in skeet shooting.
In 2013, Hill made her own shooting history by becoming the sport’s youngest ever winner (aged 15) at the ISSF World Cup series.
She had also been named the BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year.
The first being previously awarded to two-time Olympian Elena Allen at the World Championships a year earlier.
A few months later she added another title to her career treasury at the World Cup Final in Nicosia, Cyprus, outclassing Thailand’s Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit with a score of 15 to 13 hits.
Hill is expected to compete for Team GB’s shooting squad in the women’s skeet at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She has been selected for England’s Commonwealth Games squad that will head to Australia in April 2018.
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