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Gault Shoots For Record Gold At Barry Buddon

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Going into the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Gault is England's most successful competitor, having won a total of 17 medals in five previous editions of the Games. The veteran will compete at the age of 60 when he takes to the range in Glasgow this summer – 20 years after he first competed in Victoria, Australia.

The Englishman comes out of retirement to be selected for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and gives himself the opportunity to be in the history books yet again. He had previously quit the sport at international level following the 2010 Games in Delhi, India.

He can become the most successful Commonwealth Games athlete if he can beat the record of 18 medals, held by Australian shooter Peter Adams. Gault who is competing in two competitions can tie Adam’s record or better it with 19.

Gault began his shooting career at the tender age of 14, but did not fully take on the sport professionally until turning 30. The Commonwealth Games ambassador has represented England at five different Games, in Victoria in 1994, Kuala Lumpur in 1998, Manchester in 2002, Sydney in 2006 and Delhi in 2010.

A former radar engineer for the Royal Air Force [RAF], Gault now serves as a civil servant at a base in Norfolk, England. He is has also been awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [OBE] in recognition of his achievements at the Commonwealth Games

The Sheffield man has a Commonwealth record of 599 in the Men’s 50m Pistol and hopes to set a few more in what could be his last international appearance at a Commonwealth Games.

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