View Full Version : World's youngest sharp shooter - aged six

08-13-2009, 03:29 PM
Not to shabby for 6 years old!!! I'd put him up against any adult DUmmy with a gun it would be a fair contest! :D

Bang! (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/shooting/6009319/Worlds-youngest-sharp-shooter---aged-six.html)

Complete with a gun belt, shades and a tailored shirt, Miko travels across the country participating in national junior competitions.

Competing against children ten years his senior (in the 9-17 age group), Miko is now looking to travel to America to test his talents.

For Miko's father, Cresencio "Mike" Pascua Andres JR, the boy's passion and natural ability for practical shooting has been carefully monitored by his family and shooting community.

"It is within the family and friends that Miko was influenced to love and enjoy the practical shooting sport," says Mike. "Because of his interest, we took turns in teaching, training and coaching him on the basics of the sport."

Practical shooting is one of the fastest growing sports in the Philippines and Miko took up the sport in January this year.

Seven months later, Miko is fully versed in the strict laws of the sport.

Despite the obvious dangers and concerns raised over a boy of six handling such a weapon, Mike is eager to stress that safety is always at the forefront of his mind.

"Safety is of the utmost importance," he says, adding his son was having guidance and help from a range of shooting institutions to try and prevent accidents.

"As a parent, I too am worried about the dangers of the sport. Accidents and injuries might happen in the course of the sport and that is always a concern.

He added: "Here he is, the youngest practical shooter the world has ever known.