Home   The Games   Nations   Sports   Venues   Manchester  * Kid's Zone  Medals  Results 
**********
*The Official Site Manchester 2002 The XVII Commonwealth Games**
* 
*Aquatics
*Athletics
*Badminton
*Boxing
*Cycling
*Gymnastics
*Hockey
*Judo
*Lawn Bowls
*Netball
*Rugby 7s
*Shooting
*Squash
*Table Tennis
*Triathlon
*Weightlifting
*Wrestling
You are in: Sports > Shooting > News

Shooting star's baby boom

23 July 2002

“Don’t even think of coming home until the Commonwealth Games are over,” was the message to smallbore rifle shooter Sean McCabe from home – even though he’s just become a dad.

Shooting image

Shooting stars

McCabe’s wife, herself a former New Zealand international, was resolute – and put her country’s medal prospects ahead of her husband’s family loyalty.

McCabe, 36, from Auckland, was competing in the World Championships in Lahti, Finland when baby Georgina arrived four weeks early. He received a call on his mobile to tell him the good news.

Coach Tom Mulvey said: “It’s a big relief for him to know his wife’s not struggling around the house anymore. Mother and baby are doing well and that’s bound to have a positive effect on his shooting."

"All his friends in the team have received a great boost from the news but they’re saving their big celebration until the competition is done,” Mulvey added.

McCabe, who shoots photographs for a living, finished third in the warm-up Badge Event at Bisley on Monday, and he and Petterson are among the favourites to take the Pairs event in the 50m smallbore prone rifle.

Tickets for M2002 are still available

*Shooting Schedule
*Shooting Results
*History
*Clays
*Open Rifle
*Smallbore and air pistols
*Information
*Interviews
 
 © Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games | Legal Notice