As the Games come to a close tonight, we look at back at British Shooting’s 20 Commonwealth Games medals.

England dominated the shooting medals, as they did overall at the Games, picking up 15 medals. Scotland placed second with 4, and Wales’s Elena Allen picked up a Silver in the Women’s Skeet.

Mick Gault’s Bronze means he has equalled the record for CWG medals, making him jointly the most decorated Commonwealth Games Athlete of all time, tied with Australian Philip Adams – another Pistol shooter.

In Scottish records, Jen McIntosh’s two medals bring her total to five, overtaking her mum as Scotland’s most decorated female CWG athlete.

The other Home Nations were not left entirely out in the cold with Gary Duff (NIR) making it into the Men’s 50m Prone Rifle Final and Kirsty Barr (NIR) making the semi-finals of the Women’s Trap. Dave Calvert and Jack Alexander, also of Northern Ireland, placed 4th and 5th in the Queen’s Individual Prize, whilst the Channel Islands fought a robust campaign in the Fullbore Rifle, with Barry Le Cheminant (JEY) placing 7th and Nick Mace (GGY) in 8th in the Queen’s Individual Prize. Jersey managed 5th in the Queen’s Pairs.

There were many disappointments along the way. Mike Bamsey (WAL) will have been bitterly disappointed at missing the 3-Position Rifle Final by a single position at this, his first Commonwealth Games. His 9th place will surely serve to focus his mind at the World Championships next month for which he was been selected to represent Great Britain. GB teammates Neil Stirton and Jon Hammond (SCO) finished 4th and 5th in the 3-Position Final and will surely be a little frustrated at coming so close to medals, especially after Hammond’s commanding campaign in Delhi.

In another near-miss, Sarah Gray (ENG) will have been annoyed to finish fourth in the Women’s Skeet, losing out in the Bronze Medal match to Andri Eleftheriou (CYP) by a single target.

 

Final Medal tallies (Gold-Silver-Bronze) were:

 

England – 5-2-8

Dan Rivers – Gold (3P Rifle); Bronze (Air Rifle)
Mick Gault – Bronze (10m Air Pistol)
Rory Warlow – Bronze (Skeet)
David Luckman & Parag Patel – Gold (Queens Pairs)
David Luckman – Gold (Queens Individual)
Parag Patel – Bronze (Queens Individual)
Charlotte Kerwood – Gold (Double Trap)
Rachel Parish – Bronze (Double Trap)
Steve Scott – Gold (Double Trap)
Matt French – Silver (Double Trap)
Ken Parr – Bronze (Prone Rifle)
Caroline Povey – Bronze (Trap)
Kristian Callaghan – Bronze (25m Rapid Fire Pistol)
Aaron Heading – Silver (Trap)

 

Scotland – 0-2-2

Drew Christie – Silver (Skeet)
Angus McCleod & Ian Shaw – Bronze (Queen’s Pairs)
Jen McIntosh – Silver (3P Rifle); Bronze (Prone Rifle)

 

Wales – 0-1-0

Elena Allen – Silver (Skeet)