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Australia take women's skeet gold and silver

02 August 2002

Australia took the gold and silver medals in the women’s skeet singles.

Rahman and Ogilvie

Rahman and Ogilvie celebrate

Lauryn Ogilvie won the gold with a final score of 22, and a qualification of 71. The former US shooting representative is a three time Australian champion (1999, 2001 and 2002).

On being forced into a shoot-off for gold Ogilvie said: “When it came down to the shoot-off, I was able to calm whatever went wrong in the final and actually pull myself together. I was really disappointed with myself because it shouldn’t really have come down to that, although I have to give Natalia [Rahman] all the credit in the world. To shoot 25 straight in the final with all that pressure she did exceptionally well.”

Silver went to Natalia Rahman who clocked up a final score of 25, and a qualification of 68. She finished third in the 2001 Junior Women's World Championships and third at the 2001 Women's Commonwealth Championships.

Edith Barnes of Scotland won the bronze with a final score of 21, and a qualification of 66. She is a three-times world champion in F.I.T.A.S.C sporting and twice European Champion in F.I.T.A.S.C sporting.

Barnes said on her medal win: “To win a Commonwealth Games medal of any sort is just fantastic, I never dared dream about a medal. I came here as a sporting shooter – I don’t specialise in skeet – so I’m absolutely thrilled. The Scotland boys were right behind me.”

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