Gold for Australian Pistol Shooting Elena Galiabovitch

Australian shooting athlete Elena Galiabovitch has followed up her Silver and Bronze at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with Gold at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon (KOR).

The 28-year-old Aussie achieve not only a personal best score of 296 but also the first World Cup medal of her career, prevailing over People’s Republic of China’s Lin Yuemei after not one but two thrilling shoot-offs.

In the second decisive tie-breaker the Australian was victorious with 3 hits against 2 to take the gold medal.

When quizzed about Elena’s success Australia’s High Performance Pistol National Coach Vladimir Galiabovitch replied “We knew what needed to be done to be better.”

Melbourne-based doctor Galiabovitch was modest but extremely happy with her win, and when asked about her plans for the World Championship simply responded “I’ve still got to be selected by the Australian Team!”

Photo: Nicolò Zangirolami

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