Repacholi claims 50m pistol gold

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Daniel Repacholi looks set to become one of Australia’s cult heroes of the Commonwealth Games after the bearded big man claimed gold in the 50m pistol event.

Repacholi was in third place following the qualification phase at the Belmont Shooting Centre in Brisbane but rose to the occasion in the final.

He produced a Games record score of 227.2 when it counted to clinch gold for the host nation.

It is Repacholi’s third Commonwealth Games gold, as he was victorious in the men’s 10m air pistol in Glasgow and the 50m pistol pairs 12 years ago in Melbourne.

Australia also won a silver medal in the women’s double trap final, with Emma Cox making it onto the podium.

The 25-year-old finished level with India’s Shreyasi Singh on 96 after the final, sending the event to a shoot-off for gold.

Singh hit both her targets in the shoot-off, but Cox missed one to take the silver. Scotland’s Linda Pearson was the bronze medallist on a score of 87.

In the last shooting event of the day, Australia’s James Willett finished sixth in the men’s double trap final.

Willett was first to be eliminated with 23 — the gold medal went to Scotland’s David McMath, who shot a Games record score of 74.

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