COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Brathwaite two shots off leader; Goodluck moves up


At the conclusion of another competitive day of shooting at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, there is little that separates the top shooters in the Queen’s Prize Individual Finals competition.

Guyana’s pair Lennox Brathwaite and Ronsford Goodluck did well on day two, making progress on the leaderboard.

Brathwaite remains in 10th position, but is just two shots off the leader Jim Bailey of Australia. After another day of shooting at 300, 500 and 600 yards, Brathwaite has an overall of 253 points and 27 Vs.

He recorded 49:6 at 300, 50:6 at 500 and 49:5 at 600 to go with his first day effort of 35:2, 35:5 and 35:3. Five shooters, including Brathwaite, have 253 points, but their positions from six to 10 are determined by the number of Vs recorded.

Goodluck, meanwhile, has moved up from 25th overall on the first day to 21st at the end of day two. However, he is just nine shots off Bailey.

After the first day effort of 33:4, 34:0 and 34:2, Goodluck recorded 49:6, 47:5 and 49:5 on day two to accumulate 246 points and 22Vs. 

Notably, Brathwaite and Goodluck are the leading Caribbean shooters at the event.

Bailey leads the table with 255:37, followed by the England pair David Luckman and Parag Patel on 255:32 and 254:32 respectively. The Queen’s Prize Individual Finals will conclude on Saturday with aims at 900 and 1,000 yards.

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