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PM applauds shooting gold

19 Mar 06 03:29

Gold Medalist, Dina Aspandiyarova of Australia. 

Gold Medalist, Dina Aspandiyarova of Australia.

English shooters had a day out at the Commonwealth Games shooting events, winning three gold medals.

The day was capped off with England’s Glyn Barnett and Pareg Patel winning the Open Full Bore Pairs Final.

They fell just short of the Commonwealth Games record set by Northern Ireland at the Kuala Lumpur Games in 1998.

Australia’s James Corbett and Bruce Scott took silver with Malaysia’s Zainal Abidin Bin Md and Zulkeflee Bin Hamsan winning bronze.

In the Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Pairs, England won gold ahead of India and Malaysia.

The English pair, Louise Minett and Becky Spicer, finished one point ahead of India’s Bhagwat Anjali Mandar and Jung Anuja and three points ahead of Malaysia’s Nur Suryani Binti Mohamed and Nurul Hudda Binti Baharin.

England also took gold in the Women's Double Trap Pairs Final with 19-year-old defending champion, Charlotte Kerwood, pairing up with Rachel Parish to win from Canadians, Cynthia Meyer and Susan Nattrass, who took silver.

There were insufficient competitors for the bronze to be awarded.

Australia won two gold medals with the Prime Minister, John Howard, congratulating Australian shooters Dina Aspandiyarova and Lalita Yauhleuskaya after they won gold in the Women's 10m Air Pistol Pairs.

The Malaysian team of Ng Bibiana Pey Chin and Josephine Yean Cheah managed to take the silver medal, sneaking ahead of the English team of Georgina Geikie and Julia Lydall, who took the bronze.

The Australian duo smashed the previous Games record by 22 points, finishing with a score of 770 from a possible 800.

"Well done, we are very proud of you both," said the Prime Minister.

The Men's Double Trap Pairs has finished with a gold medal for Australia's Russell Mark and Craig Trembath.

They held off Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Vikram Bhatnagar of India and the English pair of Richard Faulds and Stevan Walton.

India also achieved medal success in the Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Pairs, taking gold ahead of Australia and Canada.

"I'm very happy," said Australia's David Chapman, after winning silver. "Yes, happy to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games. Any medal is a good one."

For more results, visit the Shooting Schedule and Results section of this Website.

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