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England shooting team hoping to go out with a bang

12 July 2002

Multi-gold medal winning marksman Michael Gault spearheads England's quest for shooting medals at the Commonwealth Games.

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England targeting gold success

Gault aims to add to his impressive tally of five Commonwealth golds in Manchester. The Norfolk marksmen picked up a gold, silver and a bronze medal at the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games in Canada, and added four further golds at Kuala Lumpur in 1998.

He is a member of the Team England squad and has been selected to shoot in the men's air pistol, the 50m pistol and the standard pistol events.

Nick Baxter, who partnered Gault to winning success in two of the pairs events in 1998, also represents England, while Jane Messer becomes the first woman England has entered for the open full-bore event.

They are joined in the squad by talented East Sussex teenager Charlotte Kerwood. The 15-year-old's recent performances propelled her into the England squad and she will compete in the women's double trap.

Taking part in his fourth Commonwealth Games will be Hertfordshire's Chris Hector who won two golds and a bronze at Kuala Lumpur in 1998.

The line-up also includes Hampshire's Richard Faulds, who won a gold double trap medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

The full England shooting squad is:

Linda Smallbone
Helen Vincent
Rebecca Spicer
Claire Griffin
Louise Minett
Victoria Eaton
Helen Preston
Katherine Pearson
Barbara Barber
Jane Messer
Lesley Goddard
Anita North
Charlotte Kerwood
Helen Slack
Susan Bramley
Pinky Le-Grelle
Chris Hector
Jason Burrage
Neil Day
Mike Babb
Chris Hector
Nigel Wallace
Michael Gault
Nick Baxter
Frank Wyatt
Peter Clark
Leslie Pearson
Peter Flippant
Simon Lucas
Glyn Barnett
Christopher Dean
Ian Peel
Richard Faulds
John Bellamy
Richard Brickell
Drew Harvey

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