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Aussies shooting for first gold of Games

28 July 2012

SHOOTING: There are three Australians in action on day one of the shooting program at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Alethea Sedgman and Robyn Van Nus will contest the women’s 10 metre air rifle, while Daniel Repacholi is our sole competitor in the men’s 10 metre air pistol.

Sedgman, 18, will be competing in her first Games. Van Nus also competed in Beijing, while for 30 year-old Repacholi, this will mark his third successive Olympic appearance.

The women’s 10 metre air rifle will be the first gold medal decided in London, with the medal expected to be determined shortly after lunchtime local time.

Australia is looking to again get among the medals in shooting after claiming a bronze medal in Beijing (Warren Potent 50 metre prone rifle).

Michael Diamond and Russell Mark will again lead the Australian team in the shooting competition.

Diamond (men’s trap) and Mark (men’s double trap) have tasted Olympic success before – Diamond twice (Atlanta and Sydney) and Mark (Atlanta).

Also back competing in London after missing the Beijing Games are Athens gold medallist Suzy Balogh (women’s trap) and bronze medallist Adam Vella (men’s trap).

Mark believes the shooting venue is one of the best he has seen.

“It’s a really great venue, there will be no complaints from any of the field here,” Mark said.

“While there may not be any world records shot here, it’s a place that you can’t help but feel comfortable at.

Damian Kelly
Olympics.com.au

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