Rossiter siblings celebrate gold medal winning double

South Australians Tori and Jack Rossiter made it a family winning double when they won their respective women’s and men’s 10m Air Rifle finals on day two of the Target Rifle Australia National Championships at the Shepparton Small Bore and Air Rifle Club.

South Australia’s Katarina Kowplos held a 0.5 point lead going into the final two targets, but Rossiter managed 20.9 points compared to Kowplos’ 19.9 points to leap-frog to the gold medal victory.

Rossiter finished with 247.6 points with Kowplos (247.1 points) and Victoria’s Elise Collier (224.3 points) completing the podium.

It was another impressive performance by Rossiter who was the top ranked finalist after scoring 628.8 in the qualification round – 3.6 points clear of Collier.

Jack Rossiter captured his second gold medal of the Championship when he was too consistent in the men’s 10m Air Rifle final.

A day after winning the 50m Rifle Three Positions gold medal, Rossiter (250.2 points), overcame a strong performance from Victoria’s Michael Davis (249.7 points) and Queensland’s Dane Sampson (228.2 points).s

Rossiter sealed his victory scoring 21.3 with his final two shots while Davis managed 20.3 points.

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