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Shooter strikes gold

Tumut shooter Adam Yan has returned from the Veterans Games with a gold and sliver medal.

The Tumut Clay Target Club shooter visited the Wagga Gun Club between March 13-17 for the 19th edition of the Australian Veterans Games.

The games was opened to shooters aged between 45 and 80 and held championship shoots for double barrel, points score, champion of champions, sporting clays and skeet.

Adam competed in the 44-55 years age bracket for the double barrel, point’s score and champion of champions.

In the double barrel 75-target shoot, Yan was good enough to win gold with his score of 71 from 75.

In the points score 225-targert shoot, Yan missed a placing with a score of 196.

In the feature event, the Champion of champions shoot, Yan finished with the silver medal with a score 120, just behind M. Coleman on 121.

Yan was pleased with his overall efforts.

“It wasn’t too bad an effort with some pretty good shooters competing,” he said.

“You really have to be on your game to compete in all of the events and I just wasn’t on my game for points score.”

Wagga Gun Club’s vice president Robert Yeo was pleased to see Yan competing.

“Adam is always around the traps and is a very competent shooter,” he said.

“He is able to come home with a few medals on his day and he competed well at the Veterans Games.”

 Yan acknowledged the work of his own Tumut Clay Target Club and the efforts of other competitors competing all over Australia and the world.

“We have some great shooters in Tumut and they love to travel and compete,” he said.

Yan will go back to competing at the Tumut club before again travelling to compete at the Riverina Zone shoots later this year.