ELEY win 19 out of 21 Commonwealth medals
More than 6,600 representatives from 71 nations travelled to Australia’s Gold Coast to find glory at the 21st Commonwealth Games. The athletes competed in 18 sports during the event, with smallbore shooting taking place over 5 days from 10th – 14th April 2018. The spectators were witness to thrilling competitions in seven popular disciplines including 3 Positions, Prone and Rapid Fire Pistol.
Multi-medallist Seonaid McIntosh hit the leaderboard for Scotland after taking two Bronze medals in the Women’s Prone and 3P matches. The Men’s Prone final was a great result for British shooters, as Dave Phelps (WAL), Neil Stirton (SCO) and Ken Parr (ENG) won Gold, Silver and Bronze. Two more Bronze medals were secured by England’s Sam Gowin and Dean Bale in the Rapid Fire Pistol and Men’s 3P matches respectively, closing out a fantastic competition for British shooters.
India’s Anish broke new ground in the Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol final. At just 15 years old, he became the youngest ever Indian to win a Gold medal at the games. Anish qualified in first place and continued his dominating form into the final, where he scored a perfect 30 shots to win the brightest medal. His teammates lit up the scoreboards in almost all disciplines, as Rajput, Sawant and Sidhu also won Gold, with a final total of 7 medals for the Indian athletes.
Five other nations shared the remaining medals: Canada, Malaysia, Singapore and Bangladesh, and home nation Australia claimed three medals. Visit www.eley.co.uk/results for the full results.
ELEY ammunition was used to win 19 of the 21 smallbore medals. All British and Indian shooters batch-tested their ELEY tenex ammunition before travelling to the Games. Congratulations to all the medallists!