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Shooting star in the making

22 Mar 06 06:23
Top gun, Samaresh Jung. 

Top gun, Samaresh Jung.

India has a champion in the making, with shooter Sameresh Jung winning his fifth gold medal for the Games in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol - with a chance for a further two gold.

Jung won convincingly on 685.4 points, breaking the Games record of 679.9, set at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Games by Englishman Michael Gault.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Roger Daniel won bronze, the second medal for his country at the Games.

Jung is only two wins away from a record seven gold medals at a single Games, with the 25m Centre Fire Pistol and the 25m Standard Pistol to come.

The record of most golds at a Games meet, six medals, has been held by Australian swimmers Ian Thorpe and Susie O'Neill.

Australia's Daniel Repacholi finished fourth today in the 10m Air Pistol. Twenty three year old Repacholi scored 676.8 after qualifying for the final in second place behind Jung.

After today’s win, 35 year old Jung said "I'm not interested in the record or gold. If I'm shooting well then I will be happy.

"Sometimes your thoughts can help you, but sometimes they can be distracting if you think about things that you shouldn’t," said Jung, describing his secret to success.

At the Manchester Games, Jung won gold in the 25m and 50m Pistol Pairs

Fifth place was Englishman Mick Gault, who has won bronze and silver in these games, taking his career total to 14 Games medals. This record makes him the tied winner of England’s most Games medals of all time.

"In India shooting is one of the biggest sports," said Gault. "They don't have to work - they are professionals and train seven days a week."

Jung's medals so far include the gold in 50m Pistol, 10m Air Pistol, 25m Standard Pistol Pairs, 25m Centre Fire Pistol Pairs and 10m Air Pistol Pairs, and silver in the 50m Pistol Pairs.

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

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