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Frazer fires for gold

03 August 2002

Kim Frazer of Australia won the gold medal in the closely fought women’s 50m rifle prone singles.

Kim Frazer

Kim Frazer celebrates gold

Celebrating her 588 win Frazer said: “I feel fantastic. It’s taken me three attempts and I have finally managed to win, so I’m really excited.”

“I knew that I had won as soon as I had finished and saw the score. When you are shooting you don’t know at all. I knew my score would be OK and that I would probably be in with a chance for a medal, but I really didn’t know that I was in first place.”

Mari van Reenen of South Africa followed, also with a score of 588 to take the silver.

A jubilant van Reenen said: “I am really glad that I got silver, it would have been nice to get gold but I am very happy. Because this is my last shoot here I was feeling quite relaxed.

“This is my first time at an event like this. I think that it has been excellent with good organisation and the people are very friendly.”

The bronze was won by Juliet Etherington of New Zealand with a score of 586.

“It’s my first Commonwealth Games so I’ve learnt a lot about competing at this level. There was a lot of pressure with everyone back home watching on TV.”

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