Rebecca takes the right shot for silver.

Rebecca Nuttall from Hemsworth. Won a silver medal (shooting) at recently held Dwarf Games and is planning on competing in the Dwarf World Games, held in America.'h301a324
Rebecca Nuttall from Hemsworth. Won a silver medal (shooting) at recently held Dwarf Games and is planning on competing in the Dwarf World Games, held in America.'h301a324
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A Hemsworth woman travelled across the pond to take part in a dwarf games competition - and won a silver medal.

Rebecca Nuttall, 26, of Centre Street, Hemsworth, travelled to Michigan State University in the United States for the Dwarf World Games.

She entered the Open Women category and 15 other people took part, but her talent for pistol shooting earned her second place at the event, which took place between August 3 and 10.

The former Hemsworth Arts and Community College student, said: “I am so pleased and really happy about getting medal, especially because I’ve not really done it that many times.”

She also took part in boccia and badminton.

Miss Nuttall has diastrophic dysplasia dwarfism, which means those affected have short stature with very short arms and legs and joint problems that restrict mobility.

She had previously won a silver medal at the Dwarf Sports Association National Games in the UK earlier this year, which got her a place in the American competition.

She only became involved in these sports last year saying it is great way to meet new friends.

She said: “This is the first time I’ve come to the games which is good as it raises awareness in this country of the games.”

More than 80 athletes took part from Great Britain and came second in the medals table, with the United States topping the table.