Commonwealth Games: Repacholi wins gold and bronze

GOING FOR GOLD: Cessnock shooters Blake Blackburn, Daniel Repacholi and Tom Turner in Glasgow.
GOING FOR GOLD: Cessnock shooters Blake Blackburn, Daniel Repacholi and Tom Turner in Glasgow.

Nulkaba shooter Daniel Repacholi has added another medal to his collection with bronze in the 50-metre pistol at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games on Monday.

Repacholi qualified fourth for the final earlier tonight, and finished with a score of 166.6 - just 0.4 behind silver medallist Gurpal Singh of India.

Jitu Rai, also of India, won gold with a score of 174.1.

Repacholi won gold in the 10-metre pistol on Saturday.


Cessnock clay target shooter Tom Turner bowed out in the semi-finals of the men's double trap at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Turner shot 128 to qualify in sixth place, and finished the closely-fought semi-final round also in sixth with 25 out of 30, two points behind first place.

The gold medal went to English shooter Steven Scott, with his teammate Matthew French taking silver and Asab Mohd from India bronze.


Daniel Repacholi won his first individual Commonwealth Games gold medal when he took out the 10-metre air pistol final on Saturday.

Repacholi scored 199.5 in the shoot-off for gold, ahead of India's Prakash Nanjappa (198.2).

English veteran Michael Gault (176.5) claimed bronze to become the most decorated Commonwealth Games athlete, with a total of 18 medals from six Games.

Repacholi, of Nulkaba, won bronze in the same event at the Delhi games four years ago, and teams gold and bronze in Melbourne in 2006.

He will compete in the 50-metre event on Monday.


Nulkaba pistol shooter Daniel Repacholi has qualified third for the 10-metre air pistol final at the Commonwealth Games.

Repacholi shot a qualifying score of 574 to finish in the top eight for the final tonight at 8.55pm (AEST).

Bellbird's Blake Blackburn finished 14th with a score of 562, seven points short of the qualifying score for the final.

Blackburn, 21, made his Commonwealth Games debut at Glasgow while it is Repacholi's third Commonwealth Games.

The Cessnock Pistol Club members are Australia’s top two ranked shooters in this event, with Blackburn taking out the national title at their home club in April.

Repacholi is also competing on Monday in the 50-metre event, which he won bronze in at the past two Commonwealth Games.

Qualification is from 8.30am (5.30pm AEST) and the finals will take place at 12.15pm (9.15pm AEST).

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