Falklands : Falklands Team Commonwealth Games Report (10/10/10)
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 17.10.2010 (Article Archived on 31.10.2010)
The Falklands shooting team have begun competing at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Team Manager, Mike Summers, reports on how the pistol shooters have fared.
COMMONWEALTH GAMES TRANSCRIPTS
Interviews by Stacey Bragger (FIRS) 08/10/10
SB: The Falklands shooting team have begun competing at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Team Manager, Mike Summers, reports on how the pistol shooters have fared.
MS: They finished back another table of about 17 countries. Nevin shot reasonably well – Murray struggled a bit. They didn’t do too badly and they certainly weren’t disgraced. That was in the pairs. And they are in action again right now in the singles and I am actually out at the shooting range this afternoon. And just looking at the boys – Nevin is shooting quite steadily, he’s dropped the odd shot. He has scored 5 when you would hope he would be scoring 10s and 9s. And he will be somewhere up towards the bottom half of the list. Murray has been a bit inconsistent again but he’s got a few 10s and 9s so beginning to get the feeling about it. He’s shooting fairly steadily I would imagine that would be in the bottom two or three but possibly not in the bottom. Then they start shooting singles tomorrow and that will be quite competitive, I would think.
SB: And who’s going to be in action over the weekend?
MS: just about everybody. The lawn bowlers still have a couple of days to go. I think they are in action now on the lawn bowls green. They are playing Malawi and there’s another opportunity of a victory there. Of course it does depend on how they go on the day. But Malawi haven’t been performing especially well. After that they play quite a strong side and I can’t remember who it is for the moment. And then tomorrow (Saturday) the bowlers are in action again, all shooters are in action and badminton starts up again tomorrow – men’s women’s singles and doubles and mixed doubles so there’s quite a lot of activity over the weekend.
SB: the former chairman of the Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association has expressed his surprise at being nominated for a lifetime achievement at the up and coming Commonwealth Games Federation Awards. Patrick Watts (PW) says he is pleased to hear of his nomination.
PW: Well, it was a surprise but a pleasant surprise. I knew these awards were something the Commonwealth Games Federation have been involved with for many, many years because I used to get the forms when I was chairman and we actually did nominate one of our athletes to get an award for a particularly good performance in shooting but we never got a look in on it. So to hear from Mike Summers last week that I had been put on the short list was a shock, really because no one had mentioned to me that they were even nominating me for this achievement – for this award – lifetime achievement in sport, so it’s a very pleasant surprise. I am just one of three and the other two are ladies so I guess I am outnumbered.
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