Yauhleuskaya hits gold with Games record
01 August 2002
Lalita Yauhleuskaya of Australia took the gold medal in the women's 10m air pistol singles with new record score.
Yauhleuskaya who won a bronze medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games had a final score of 95.4 and a qualification of 384. On winning the gold Yauhleuskaya said: “I was nervous. Before the Commonwealth Games I competed in Finland where I was first going into the final and I came fourth in the end – so I’m really happy with gold this time.”
The silver was won by Canadian Dorothy Hare with a final score of 98.9 and a qualification of 379. Hare said of her performance: “I’m really excited and still a bit nervous, but I am really pleased with the outcome. I came here expecting to go into the final and also hoping to get a medal – I got both and shot a personal best.”
Annemarie Forder of Australia took the Bronze. Forder who won a bronze medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and two golds at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 had a final score of 96.3 and a qualification of 380.
On winning bronze Forder said: “I was more nervous in that one than at the Olympics in Sydney, especially when it came to the last shot. Lalita [Yauhleuskaya] shot sensationally. It was great to get two medals for us, considering we got a bronze the other day – we had two top scorers going into this.”
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