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News entry 12

26/Jun/2006, 19:00:
Entry 12, added by Peter.
5 Nations – Wales bring home the medals
The medal presentation The heavens open

This year the 5 Nations were being hosted by Luxembourg with the shooting taking place just over the border in France.

On the Saturday we shot a 60x20x20. This incorporates the 60 shot prone match and the 3p match (only the first 20 shots prone count for the 3p match). Despite difficult conditions Sian finished the day with gold for the junior women’s prone and gold for the junior women’s 3p. Jenny finished 2nd in both events collecting 2 silvers.

On Sunday (25 June) Our BIRTHDAY!! We had the air rifle match. Sian had a steady shoot of 385 finishing in 4th, while Jenny (despite it not being the air rifle season) shot a personal best by 2 points finishing on 389 with yet another silver.

The matches on Sunday were followed by lunch and then the medal presentations. Some little birdie had told the organisers it was our birthday, so we then had the embarrassment of every one singing Happy Birthday while we were on the podium. Having had warm sunny weather all weekend, after the medal presentations the heavens opened – literally! There weren’t many people left to listen to the speeches!

We had a great weekend and the Welsh team were great, narrowly missing out on winning the competition by 4 points, a great achievement for a small country.

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