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Right on target for Miller

03August2002

Clayton Miller of Canada won the gold medal in the mens skeet singles.

Clayton Miller

Clayton Miller celebrates

Miller who won the bronze at the 1999 Pan Am Games and silver at the 1998 World Cup had a final score of 25 and a total of 146.

On winning the gold Miller said: Its amazing, especially coming from behind. I was a little nervous towards the end. My medal has come as a result of lots of practice. Ive been shooting for 15 years and this is what Ive been working for. My coach must take a lot of the credit.

It was good to come through this high pressure situation as its given me a lot of confidence.

The silver went to Michael Thomson of Scotland who has also won gold in the 1997 and 2001 Commonwealth Championships.

A jubilant said of his final score of 25 (145 total): It feels fantastic after the first two rounds today I didnt think I was going to get any medals at all, but I stuck in there and I was glad with my 25 straight to finish I knew I had to shoot 25 and Im just delighted.

Antonis Nicolaides of Cyprus scored 22 (144 total) to take the bronze. Commenting on his performance Nicolaides said: I shot very well in the qualifying phase, but not so well in the final. Always when you get a medal, you are satisfied, but I expected a much better placing.

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