Tori Rossiter smashed the National Senior and Junior Women’s 3 Positions qualifying records on the first day of the Adelaide Rifle Grand Prix held at Wingfield Rifle Range in Adelaide today.

Competing in the Open (men and women combined) event, Rossiter tallied 1156 points in qualifying to eclipse the previous record of 1146 held by two-time Australian Olympian, Robyn Ridley set in 2019.

Rossiter also bettered the old National Junior record of 1143 which was set by Tokyo Olympic team member Katarina Kowplos (1143) at the second Olympic nomination trial last March.

Rossiter headed the qualifying scoring in both kneeling and prone before being overhauled by Tokyo Olympic team members, Dane Sampson (1163) and her brother Jack (1158), in the standing segment.

In the final, Sampson (453.5) overcame a slow start in kneeling before mowing down the field to record a comfortable 3.5 point win over Jack Rossiter (450.0) and Victorian Michael Davis (435.6) while Tori Rossiter (412.45) was unable to repeat her qualifying accuracy and finished fourth.

For his victory, Sampson collected 25 points on the 2021 National Performance Series leaderboard with Jack Rossiter earning 20 points while Davis picked up 15 points.

The event schedule will see Rifle Prone, Air Rifle Mixed Teams and 10m Air Rifle Challenge held tomorrow, and 10m Air Rifle on Sunday.

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

Further information:

Greg Campbell, PRISM Strategic Communications. Ph: 0418 239 139 E: [email protected]

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