2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games Medals for Scotland
Silver Medals for Angus McLeod and Ian Shaw Scotland Pairs Full-Bore Open
STSF listing of all Scottish shooting medals.
News Release from Team Scotland Delhi 2010
West Atholl Rifle Club offers its congratulations to the Scottish shooting team who have won a total of nine medals at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi - 4 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze.
As a full-bore target rifle club we particularly congratulate Angus McLeod and Ian Shaw for their silver in the full-bore rifle pairs. They become the third and fourth Scots to win full bore medals (Colin McEachran, individual silver 1976 and Arthur Clarke, individual gold 1982) in what is uniquely the only Commonwealth Games event which is "open" to both men and women. It also has one of the largest entries with a field of 42 individuals.
We extend our commiserations to the Australian full-bore rifle pair who are reported to have been badly let down by the targetry. It also looks as if Jim Paton of Canada and Jon Underwood of England may have suffered the same fate in the individual event as they were both in contention for medals before apparently scoring an implausible 60 and 57 respectively at 1,000x.
Particular mention should also be made of Jennifer McIntosh's gold medal in the 50m prone - her score of 597 shattered the Commonwealth Games record and even equaled the world record though sadly it does not count as an official world record. Her tally of three medals (with 2 gold) counts out her mother Shirley who managed four (with 1 gold) but over two games (1994 and 1998). Dad Donald missed out on a medal at his attempt (2002) but now has the honour of being the most successful coach in Scottish Commonwealth Games shooting history.