Olympic shooter Tim Kneale, who was born on the Isle of Man and lived there until he was 19 years old, has thanked the Manx public for the support he received while competing in Rio this summer. The 33-year-old came fourth in the double trap event, finishing just behind teammate Steven Scott, who managed to hit an impressive 30 from 30 clays to clinch the bronze medal in the shootout.
‘Great to know’
Tim, who was sponsored by RL360° Quantum, revealed he was proud of his achievements during the games, although he did concede that he was disappointed to have missed out on the podium places, saying it was a “shame I couldn’t have brought a medal back to the island”. Speaking to Manx Radio, he thanked his friends and family for their support and said he was aware of the encouragement he had been given by people on the Isle of Man. Commenting on this, he stated: “It’s great to know that the Isle of Man’s there backing me,” adding: “I’m out there competing for our small island.”
Tim was involved in careful preparations for the Olympics and his training was helped by his sponsorship deal with RL360°. The arrangement provided him with financial support to help meet his training, equipment and travel costs in the run up to the games in Brazil. In return, the shooter provided reports to the company on his training and competition progress. He also hosted exclusive corporate shooting events for RL360° in Dubai and London.
The Manx sporting star had a packed schedule ahead of the games. He competed in World Cup events in Cyprus, San Marino and Rio, and he attended the European Championships, which took place in July in Italy. Before these events got underway, Tim noted that the sponsorship deal he had entered into was a “huge benefit” in what would be one of the busiest periods of his career so far.
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