Braith­waite places 18th, Good­luck 24th

Stabroek News Sunday - - SUNDAY SPORT -

Guyanese Len­nox Braith­waite and Rans­ford Good­luck ended the Com­mon­wealth Games Queen’s Prize In­di­vid­ual Full-bore Shoot­ing Fi­nal with­out a medal but turned in ster­ling per­for­mances on the way to plac­ing 18th and 24th re­spec­tively.

Braith­waite, go­ing into the fi­nal two ranges (900 and 1000 yards) in 8th place ended with a grand ag­gre­gate of 396 points and 35Vs while Good­luck ac­cu­mu­lated 390 points and 31 Vs to end as the third best Caribbean shooter be­hind Bar­ba­dian Ja­son Wood who man­aged one point more than Good­luck but one V less.

Braith­waite’s fi­nal to­tal apart from be­ing the best achieved by a Caribbean marks­man at the cham­pi­onships was also his best ever at the games.

The other Caribbean shoot­ers who com­peted were Ja­maican David Rick­man 375:19 (27th), Bar­ba­dian Richard Arthur 374:18 (28th), De­nis Nel­son – Ja­maica 371:23 (29th), Del­born Joseph – Trinidad &Tobago 362:17 (30th), Ed­worth Ben­jamin – An­tigua & Bar­buda 354:20 (31st), Michael Perez – Trinidad &Tobago 354:15 (32nd) and Des­roy Maile – An­tigua & Bar­buda 338:9 (33rd). In the Pairs com­pe­ti­tion, Guyana had fin­ished 11th of the 16 com­pet­ing teams and was the top Caribbean na­tion.

The Guyanese, like their Caribbean coun­ter­parts, will now turn their at­ten­tion to the West Indies Full-bore Shoot­ing Cham­pi­onships set for Bar­ba­dos next month.

Miguel Wong

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