Sergeant Sam Gowin has won commonwealth bronze in the 25-meter rapid fire pistol event.
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Having only started the discipline 12 months ago the Royal Artillery Sergeant put in a fantastic performance to secure third place and add to team England’s second place standing in the medals table.
‘It feels great, such a good way to end a long period of training.’ Said a relieved Gowin.
The Portsmouth born 16 Regiment Royal Artillery Sergeant breezed through to the fourth round before being eliminated. He then watched as Anish of India beat Sergei Evglevski of Australia to gold.
‘The plan now is just to keep training, I will now be focusing on a new training program which is still rapid for but incorporating different kinds of pressures that I have learnt from the Gold Coast.’
Gowin started shooting when he was 15, three years later he joined the Army and spent three years working on his career allowing no time for shooting. He then then joined combat shooting team and while there decided to go competitive.
Sergeant Gowin then joined the Troops to Target program which allowed him to train full time. The rest speaks for itself.
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