Commonwealth Games 2014: England's Michael Gault Wins Record-Equalling 18th Medal

Updated: 27 July 2014 10:18 IST

Michael Gault retired due to illness after Delhi 2010 but returned to compete in Glasgow and secured third place in the 10 metre air pistol competition.

Commonwealth Games 2014: England's Michael Gault Wins Record-Equalling 18th Medal
Michael Gault secured third place in the 10 metre air pistol competition to win bronze. © AP

Glasgow:

England's 60-year-old Mick Gault came out of retirement to win a record-equalling 18th Commonwealth Games medal with a shooting bronze in Glasgow on Saturday. (CWG Day 3 Highlights | Medal Tally | Schedule)

Gault retired due to illness after Delhi 2010 but returned to compete in Glasgow and secured third place in the 10 metre air pistol competition. (CWG Day 3 Wrap)

Australia's Daniel Repacholi won gold and Indian Prakash Nanjappa took silver. (Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela wins gold)

"It didn't matter what colour it was, I've got the 18 medals now," Gault told the BBC. (CWG: Bronze for Indian judoka Rajwinder Kaur)

"That's exactly what the aim was, so it's job done now. It's a weight off my shoulders and I can chillax as they say now.

"I can focus on my next competition, which is in a couple of days' time."

He is level with Australian shooter Phillip Adams, who last competed in 2002, on 18 Games medals and has the chance to go one better and claim the record for himself in the 50m air pistol event on Monday.

Topics : Shooting Commonwealth Games 2014
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