Hansi Hummer wins shooting nationals
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.