ROSSITERS CAPTURED MEMORABLE MIXED TEAMS GOLD MEDAL

It was a case of sibling superiority when Jack and Tori Rossiter pulled off a remarkable come-from-behind victory in the Air Rifle Mixed Team gold medal match at the Adelaide Rifle Grand Prix today.

The brother and sister pairing had earlier qualified as the top ranked finalist for the gold medal decider ahead of Tokyo Olympic team members, Dane Sampson and Katarina Kowplos.

In the gold medal match, Sampson and Kowplos appeared to have the gold medal safe in their grasp when winning seven of the first nine rounds and needing only one more round victory to clinch the match.

But the Rossiters fired off a stunning six straight round victories to snatch a memorable victory.

In the bronze medal match, Queensland’s Savannah Stey and Victoria’s Michael Davis claimed third place when scoring a comfortable win over the South Australian pair of Marlene Du Toit and Kayne Henderson.

Earlier, Jack Rossiter captured his first gold medal of the championship when triumphant in the 50m Prone Rifle.

With the medals decided in the qualifying round, Rossiter registered 621.2 points to defeat Sampson (617.8) by 3.4 points with Davis (616.2) earning the bronze.

The 10m Air Rifle event will be held tomorrow – the final day of competition

The full results can be viewed at Competition Results | Target Rifle SA

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