James to shoot for gold

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In a for­mal an­nounce­ment made last week Mul­wala sharp shooter James Wil­lett has the chance to shoot for gold in the dou­ble trap at the 2018 Gold Coast Com­mon­wealth Games in April.

Wil­lett and Ruther­glen lo­cal Gaye Shale were both se­lected in the 28-mem­ber Aus­tralian side where they will com­pete in the last dou­ble trap event on an in­ter­na­tional stage be­fore turn­ing to the sin­gle trap dis­ci­pline due to a change to the Olympic shoot­ing pro­gram.

Wil­lett qual­i­fied first in se­lec­tion events last year for the Com­mon­wealth Games and with his re­cent re­sults of three na­tional ti­tles at the na­tional cham­pi­onships in Echuca he was a sure can­di­date for the Com­mon­wealth Games.

“The re­sults have been a good lead up to the Com­mon­wealth Games and I head to Qatar on Feb­ru­ary 15 and look­ing for more great re­sults just be­fore the games start,” James said.

“Hav­ing the Com­mon­wealth Games back on home soil makes it that much more ex­cit­ing and I’m look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge but it also puts more pres­sure on you to do well in front of a home crowd.”

Wil­lett will also be tak­ing part in the Queens ba­ton re­lay for the Com­mon­wealth Games when it makes its way through the town on Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 15 be­fore he guest speaks at the com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion and fam­ily day on the Yar­ra­wonga fore­shore at the com­mence­ment of the re­lay.

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