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Aussies win first ever women's skeet medal

29 July 2002

Australian duo, Lauryn Ogilvie and Natalia Rahman, have won the first ever women’s skeet gold medal.

Ogilvie and Rahman

Ogilvie and Rahman celebrate their win

The two shooters won with a total of 95 points only two more than silver medallists Pinky le Grelle and Susan Bramley of England.

On winning the first ever women’s medal in this event, Ogilvie said: “You go out in the pairs event knowing you just have to hit as many as possible. You don’t want to be the one that lets the team down.”

“There was a bit of pressure out there because we were both shooting at the same time. It was difficult to know what we needed to do. We just went out and did the best we could – I’m just feel relieved that in the end it was enough.”

Rahman added: “I just can’t believe it; it’s come as a bit of a shock. I’m just overwhelmed at this stage.”

In bronze place were Susan Nattrass and Linda Conley of Canada.

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