England shooters strike gold at Games

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England's Steve Scott and Stevan Walton struck shooting gold in Delhi today on Day Three of the Commonwealth Games.









Scott and Walton triumphed in the men's double trap pairs event.



There was also a bronze for England's James Huckle, his second medal of the Games, in the men's air rifle individual event.



Kenny Parr finished fifth.



Huckle won a silver with Parr on Day Two in the men's pairs 10m air rifle.









Scott and Walton shot a Commonwealth record of 189 points on their way to the gold.



Walton completed the first round of his final by missing just one target to record 49 points, with Scott scoring 46. At the halfway stage, however, the Indian pair of Ronjan Sodhi and Asher Noria were still a point ahead, 96-95.



However the pressure of being home town hopefuls appeared to tell on the leaders in the second round as they could only score 92, and with both Englishmen scoring 47 the final margin of victory was secured.



Huckle's bronze came behind Indian stars Narang and Bindra. Narang took the gold with a Games record of 703.6 points.



Huckle went into the final one place out of the medals, having shot 591 in his six qualifying rounds, two points less than team-mate Kenny Parr.



But the 19-year-old from Harlow, who won two golds at the Commonwealth Youth Games in India two years ago, showed his competitive instinct as he overhauled his pairs partner.



"I just tried to concentrate on my shooting," said Huckle. "I didn't think about the bronze until after my last shot, when I checked the final scoreboard."

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