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Australia looking to pistoleers for gold

05 July 2002

Five men and three women will represent Australia’s handgun prowess.

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Phil Adams is one of the most experienced athletes of all time having been to six Commonwealth Games and has won more medals in the Commonwealth Games than any other Australian. This will be Adams’ first opportunity to shoot his 'signature' match at the Commonwealth Games, as it is the first time standard pistol has been included in the programme.

Adding his own vast experience also is Bruce Favell as Manchester 2002 will be Favell's third Commonwealth Games since first tasting Games success at Auckland in 1990.

Annemarie Forder is another notable on the team as one of Australia's top chances for a gold medal in shooting at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. She became the toast of Australian pistol shooting after her wonderful efforts to place third at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in women’s air pistol.

Australian handgun team

Phillip Adams (NSW) - standard pistol
Bruce Favell (QLD) - rapid fire
Annemarie Forder (QLD) – women’s Air
David Moore (NSW) – men’s air, free pistol & centre ire
David Porter (SA) – men’s air
Bruce Quick (VIC) - free pistol, rapid fire, standard pistol & centre fire
Linda Ryan (VIC) - sport pistol
Lolita Yauhleuskaya (VIC) – women’s air & sport pistol

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