The Courier-Mail

Full­bore ahead

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AUS­TRALIA has a new world cham­pion in NSW shooter Ben Emms af­ter she won the full­bore ri­fle-shoot­ing world cham­pi­onships in Port Clin­ton, Ohio, yesterday.

The cham­pi­onship, by in­vi­ta­tion only, is held ev­ery four years.

Emms, from Lyn­d­hurst in Cen­tral NSW, posted a to­tal score of 669.77 to blitz the field at Camp Perry, with com­pa­triot Matt Pozze­bon fin­ish­ing third.

John Fitzger­ald, from the NSW Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion, said Emms’ vic­tory was mo­men­tous for Aus­tralian pro­fes­sional shoot­ing.

“It’s ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic,” he said.

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