China’s Hu wins second shooting gold18 January 2013
Jialing Hu of China has won her second gold medal of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF), taking out the women’s 10 metre air rifle final.
After qualifying in first position, Hu led convincingly winning with a total score of 493.9, while Singapore’s Maggy Lory took out silver with a score of 490.2.
Japan’s Kana Suemoto claimed bronze with a total score 486.7, sealing her place on the podium with the final shot of the competition as she passed Singapore’s Shuet Hwei.
Hu was delighted to have won two gold medals at the AYOF competition.
“This is my first international competition and I am very happy to have won two gold medals,” Hu said.
“I am enjoying my time at the competition in Australia. Yesterday I saw the Opera House which was great.”
Australian Tamsyn Henry qualified for the final in seventh place. She shot a solid score of 479.4, however in tight competition she finished eighth.
“I think it is really great that I made the final. It is my second international competition so I’m pretty happy about making the final,” Henry said.
“As far as score and performance in the final goes I am pretty disappointed, it could have been better, but I am still happy I was there.”
Henry’s future plans for shooting are positive.
“I am aiming to be selected for the Commonwealth Games next year and going to the University Games again this year,” Henry said.
Jessica Tippins, also from Australia didn’t qualify for the final, finishing twelfth in the qualification round.
Friday afternoon will see the finals of the men’s 25 metre rapid fire pistol and the men’s 10 metre air rifle final.