‘Top Gun’ keeps Guyana on podium in Suriname


Guyana’s most active hand-gun shooter, Harold ‘Top Gun’ Hopkinson, has once again done his nation proud, copping a silver medal in the Open Division at the Amazon Level Three Shoot held in Suriname and sanctioned by USPSA/IPSC, this past weekend.

Dr. Hi of Suriname claimed the first place, with Brian Armstrong of Trinidad and Tobago third. Hopkinson, the IPSC Regional Director for Guyana, using a Shay Akai Custom 2011, 9mm major, with a 171 power factor also placed third to the Open World Champion, Christ Tiley, in Stage 12 of the 14-stage shoot.

Nine countries took part in the competition, namely Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Germany, French Guiana and host Suriname. A total of 15 shooters competed in Hopkinson’s category.

The Suriname competition was the second for 2018 for the self sponsored ‘Top Gun’ having already competed at the Florida Open. He now has his gun aimed at competitions in Aruba, Grenada, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, among others.

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