Veteran Australia shooter CHAPMAN takes on the young guns

BRISBANE – Defending champion in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol, David CHAPMAN (AUS), will begin his attempt to retain the title on home soil when he competes in qualification at Belmont Shooting Centre on Thursday 12 April.The 53-year-old farmer from South Australia hasn’t competed at any international events since the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and is looking forward to testing himself at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

One of CHAPMAN’s strongest opponents is 15-year-old Indian young gun , who has been one of the most consistent shooters over the past six months. ANISH won gold at the Sydney 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Sydney in March, and silver at the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships at Belmont last November.

In fullbore Queen’s prize individual event, Jim BAILEY (AUS) is the interim leader, with New Zealand’s John SNOWDEN and Brian CARTER second and third respectively after day one on Wednesday 11 April.

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