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Shooting at Commonwealth Games 2018 Odds

Shooting is a sport of millimetres. The winner needs intense concentration, steady nerves and consistency. Shooting brings together speed, accuracy and consistency in a sport where it is all about how you work under intense pressure. Crowds of intrigued fans will flock to the Gold Coast’s Belmont Shooting Centre in Brisbane to watch competitors battle it out over distance spanning 10m to 1000m. .The 4 disciplines represented in 2018 will be Fullbore, Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun. So here are some of the favourites for gold.

10m Air Pistol

Australian Daniel Repacholi hopes to add to the Aussies medal tally this summer, and add to his own medal collection which includes a commonwealth gold from 4 years ago. Repacholi is one of the more charismatic of the Australian group, however he can turn on deadeye concentration when needed.

Young Indian sensation Malaika Goel shocked the world and proved doubters wrong after winning silver 4 years ago at the age of 16. She’s only improved in the last 4 years so should be very competitive for the gold.

10m Air Rifle

With Abhinav Bindra retiring the gold for 10m rifle is very open. However Abdullah Baki is the favourite, he narrowly missed out 4 years ago and now in his prime years, will be looking to do 1 step further and win gold.

Mehuli Ghosh recently won bronze at the rifle world cup and is looking to add a gold to her young carrer.

25m Rapid Fire Pistol

South Korean Kim Jun Hong is the odds on favourite to win gold after winning the world championships 4 years ago. He will be a man to watch.

The countrywomen of Kim Jun Hong, Kim Jang Mi is looking to go 1 step further from 4 years ago and finally win commonwealth gold to add to her 2012 Olympic gold in the same event.

50m Pistol

How could anyone other than 4 time Olympic gold winning shooter Jin Jong Oh be considered the favourite in this event. Jong Oh has dominated for the last 10 years and doesn't seem like slowing down anytime soon.

50m Rifle Prone

Kim Jong Hyun heads to the Gold Coast with a chip on his shoulder after narrowly missing out on gold 2 years ago in Brazil. He hopes to add a gold to his collection.

Kiwi Sally Johnston heads into the games with confidence, being the defending champion can do that. However she did finish second in the Oceania championships in 2015 and looks to bounce back from the disappointment.

50m Rifle 3 Positions

Sanjeev Rajput looks to retain commonwealth gold after missing out on any medals in 2014. He hopes to have success similar to 2010 when he won 3 golds. Rajput heads into this in search of another gold after getting his first world cup medal 2 years ago.

Jasmine Ser may only be 27, but the Singapore native has already got 3 commonwealth golds under her belt and his head to the Gold Coast in search of a 4th. She’ll be entering the competition with confidence after winning gold at the south-east Asian games last year and 2 years before that.

Skeet

You cant look much further than Georgios Achilleos when looking at who’s winning Skeet gold this year. The Cyprian has 14 gold medals across international competitions, including gold in Skeet individuals 4 years ago. He’s easily the most likely candidate for gold.

Young Amber Hill is one of Britain’s main hopes for gold from the Gold Coast. The 20 year old won the European games 3 years ago at the age of 17 and followed that up with a commonwealth championship gold last year. She hopes to make that 3 this year.

Trap

Experienced shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu has had a phenomenal career stretching over 20 years. He’s already won 5 golds in the trap competition so this year he will be looking to cement his legacy as one of the best ever.

Defending Olympic champion Catherine Skinner will be looking to add commonwealth gold to the Olympic gold she wont 2 years ago. The 28 year old is in her prime so will be looking to cash in and win gold.

Double Trap

Number 1 ranked double trap shooter Ankur Mittal is clearly the favourite for this event. He narrowly lost out in the world championships last year so will be hoping to bounce back with a gold this year.

Charlotte Kerwood shocked the world in 2002, winning commonwealth gold at the age of 15. She’s followed up that achievement by adding 3 more double trap golds to that tally. She’s hoping for more success this year than in the Olympics 2 years ago where she missed out on the final,

There are no odds at shooting at Commonwealth Games 2018 yet.