Scotland And Isle Of Man Flourish
Published Wednesday 11 April 2018 08:53 by Craig Davies
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Scotlandís David McMath is the Double Trap Commonwealth Champion after an incredible performance on day 4 of shooting at Gold Coast 2018. 

The achievement is made even sweeter for shooting in Britain as it was Isle Of Manís Tim Kneale who took the silver podium place. Whatís more, in the womenís event, Linda Pearson took bronze. 

McBeathís gold medal was Scotlandís first at Gold Coast 2018 and Knealeís silver was Isle of Manís first medal of any colour across all sports - and both were absolutely with their achievements. 

Kneale was evidently emotional when asked about his achievement and said it made him so proud to have won silverware for his Home Nation. 

He said: ďItís very emotional to come here, represent the island and come back with a medal. This ranks up there at the top with an Olympic final.  

ďItís a difficult range to shoot. During training we thought if you can grind out some consistent scores youíll be there or there abouts for the final. It was just about getting out there and proving that I can still shoot Double Trap!

ďIíve been on a long journey to get here so to come away with some silverware is fantastic. The support I received from all the fans who travelled here from the Isle Of Man was amazing and I canít thank them enough for making the very long journey to get here.Ē

Another shooter who took part in womenís Double Trap was Rachel Parish, she completed the day in sixth position with a score of 83. 

The first final of day 4 was the menís 50m Pistol and it was Englandís Kristian Callaghan who impressed with a fourth place finish in the final after qualifying with a score of 541. He still has one event left with Rapid Fire still to come later in the week.

Speaking after his performance, he said: ďIt was a very interesting final! Nearly going out twice and managing to stay in despite not shooting a high score isnít something I tend to do on a regular basis, so it was a good experience. 

ďIt was great having the audience here making lots of noise. Itís always great to put an England shirt on, Iím absolutely thrilled to be part of it.Ē

Day 4 Wednesday

Menís 50m Pistol 
Kristian Callaghan finished in 4th after the final. He qualified for the final in 7th with a score of 541.
Jonathan Patron (GIB) finished in 13th with a score of 517.
Daniel Payas (GIB) finished in 15th with a score of 510.

Womenís Double Trap
Linda Pearson from Scotland won bronze!
Rachel Parish (ENG) finished in 6th position. 

Menís Double Trap
David McMath won gold for Scotland having qualified for the final in 1st position after a shoot off with a score of 137.
Tim Kneale from Isle of Man won silver  after qualifying for the final in 3rd position with a score of 135.
English athlete Matthew French finished in 8th position with a score of 130.
Steven Scott, also an English athlete finished in 13th position with a score of 124.
Jake Keeling (IOM) had a score of 111 and finished in 17th.

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