Congratulations to OG Glyn Barnett who has won the silver medal in the 2024 Individual World Long Range Championships, and to all of the OGs who are taking part

Dr Glyn Barnett (OG), along with several other Old Greshamians and many other competitors from around the world, are currently in South Africa shooting in the World Long Range Championships.  Yesterday was the conclusion of the Individual World Long Range Championships, in which Glyn was leading going into the Final at 900 meters. The competitors had previously shot 9 separate shoots at distances of 700, 800 & 900 meters and Glyn was a single point clear on his closest competitor, Ash Bidgood of Australia, but had fewer central bullseyes. The Final was a fantastically close competition, with the lead going backwards and forwards between the two of them but, despite finishing on exactly the same score, Ash Bidgood won the Gold medal as a result of having 6 more central bullseyes than Glyn.  Glyn won the Silver medal in the 2024 Individual World Long Range Championships. Gresham’s School, and its Rifle Club, are hugely proud of all that Glyn has achieved in the shooting world and are thrilled with this latest achievement. Many congratulations to Glyn.

Earlier on in the Championships, the Great Britain Under 25 Rifle Team competed in the U25’s World Championships and two former Gresham’s School pupils were representing this team. Toby Cubitt (OG) and Toby Little (OG) were both members of the GB team that successfully became the U25 World Long Range Champions for 2024. Huge congratulations must go to both of them and the entire GBU25 Rifle Team on this wonderful achievement and for becoming Gresham’s most recent World Champions.

Tomorrow will be the first day of the Senior World Long Range Championships (The Palma Trophy) in which there will certainly be Old Greshamians representing the Great Britain Team. We wish all of the former Gresham’s School pupils and the entire Great Britain Team all the very best for this forthcoming match and we hope that, by the weekend, we can celebrate even more World Champions.