Silver lining for Games debutant

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Kerry Bell has fired his way to a debut silver medal in the men’s 10m Air Pistol at the Commonwealth Games.

 

Bell, who only took up pistol shooting in 2012 at age 41, was pipped to the gold by the well-credentialed Indian competitor, Jitu Rai. Fellow Aussie and defending Commonwealth champion Daniel Repacholi, finished fourth.

Speaking after his silver medal performance, Bell said; “I settled down a little bit and when I knew I had third, my emotions welled up quite a bit and I just tried to stay calm and had two more good shots.”

“I just went back to basics. Just followed my process and did what I could,” he added.

Young gun Tori Rossiter finished seventh in the women’s 10m Air Rifle, while Emma Adams was eliminated in qualifying. Paul Adams and James Bolding competed in the men’s Skeet, but failed to make it passed qualification.                                                       

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