Hansi Hum­mer wins shoot­ing na­tion­als

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FOR many young sport­ing Queens­lan­ders, the Olympics is a goal for which to strive and for one Childers lo­cal the dream is get­ting closer.

The Easter week­end had Hansi Hum­mer fly­ing across to Perth to com­pete in the Na­tional Sports Shoot­ing Cham­pi­onships.

He was ner­vous and ex­cited to be com­pet­ing in the cham­pi­onships with other top shoot­ers.

The Pis­tol Shoot­ing Queens­land ju­nior team con­sisted of five team mem­bers – Michael Bouchard, James Ho­gan, Trevor Har­rold, Sierra Con­tr­eras and Hansi Hum­mer.

A huge ef­fort was made by all and the team won gold, a first in a Queens­land Ju­nior Teams his­tory.

Hansi said it was a great event and he worked and trained hard lead­ing up to the cham­pi­onships.

“I came fourth na­tion­ally in Air Pis­tol which is only the sec­ond time a Queens­lan­der has achieved this po­si­tion,” he said.

The first to be placed fourth na­tion­ally was Julie Dunks, also from the Childers Pis­tol and Ri­fle Club.

The Na­tional Cham­pi­onships were held at the White­man Park In­ter­na­tional Pis­tol Club which has world class fa­cil­i­ties.

Dur­ing the Easter week­end Hansi took part in three com­pe­ti­tions – the Air Pis­tol Com­pe­ti­tion, Sports Pis­tol and Stan­dard Pis­tol Men’s.

“It was a great event and my team­mates and I made new friends with the other com­peti­tors,” he said.

Hansi said he would con­tinue to train ev­ery day and would set higher stan­dards in the next com­pe­ti­tion.

“It’s a great sport that re­quires plenty of pa­tience,” he said.

His scores were as fol­lows: Ju­nior Air Pis­tol – 554 25m Ju­nior Pis­tol – 560 Ju­nior Stan­dard Pis­tol – 542.

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