Guyana’s top rifle shooters Lennox Braithwaite and Mahendra Persaud were outstanding on day one of the Commonwealth Shooting Federation (CSF) rifle shooting championships along the Gold Coast of Australia.
According to reports, at the conclusion of the first day, Braithwaite was in the lead while his teammate Persaud was a mere point behind.
The tournament has attracted all the top shooters in the world who will be representing their countries at next year’s Commonwealth Games to be held at the vary range.
After first day’s action, the stage one aggregate saw five shooters ending with scores of 105.
However, Braithwaite took the top spot after having the highest V-bulls count of 14.
His 105.14 was just ahead of Jim Bailey 105.13 (Aus), Peter Jory 105.12 (Guernsey), Jacobus DuToit 105.12 (South Africa) and Jan Jonck 105.7 (South Africa).
Braithwaite shot scores of 35.7, a perfect score with all shots being in the V-Bull at 300 yards, 35.4 at 500 yards and 35.3 at 600 yards.
It was an outstanding day for Guyana as national full-bore Captain Persaud is only one point behind shooting 104.6, with scores of 34.2 at 300 yards, 35.2 at 500 yards and 35.2 at 600 yards.
The full-bore marksmen attended the tournament as preparation for next year’s Commonwealth Games and they had also participated in the Canadian National Full-bore Championships last August.
The Guyana Olympic Association has been in the forefront of their preparation along with Secure Innovations & Concepts Inc. The CSF championships continues with two more stages and conclude November 8.