Second Success for Shooter Seonaid

April 13, 2018

Seonaid McIntosh added to her family’s Commonwealth Games legacy with her second medal in two days at the Belmont Shooting Complex in Brisbane, a bronze in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions.

Elder sister Jen is Team Scotland’s most successful female athlete of all-time, a title she took from mum Shirley, and the youngest McIntosh is now making a name of her own.

Reflecting on the event, Seonaid said “It was hard to get into the final and I really didn’t go great at the start of that. Prone was okay and my standing is normally my best, so I was quite pleased with how I managed to climb my way back up.”

Adding a second bronze medal to her personal tally for the Games, Seonaid said “I’m really happy – I wish my air rifle had gone a wee bit better, but you can’t really complain with two medals.”

Sister Jen competed alongside Seonaid in the final and finished eighth.

The three-time Commonwealth Games shooter, who also missed out on a medal in the Women’s 50m Prone Final, said “It’s not been a great Games for me. It’s disappointing. I really struggled with yesterday and to come back from that and make the final today. The nerve just wasn’t there in the final. I worked really hard throughout and that’s all I can ask of myself.”

Today’s competition closed with Team Scotland’s Sharon Niven in the Women’s 50m Trap final, who finished sixth.

Team Scotland’s shooters are back in action tomorrow with Neil Stirton first up in the Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions qualification from 9am (noon GMT). Ian Walker and Sandy Walker are also in action for the Queen’s Prize Individual Finals Day 3.

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