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Mick Gault set to make Commonwealth history

Norfolk shooter Mick Gault could become the most decorated Commonwealth athlete in history later.

Mick Gault
Mick Gault Credit: PA Images

The 60-year-old grandfather from Dereham equalled the Commonwealth Games record of 18 medals over the weekend by winning bronze in the 10m air pistol competition. He's hoping for another podium place in this afternoon's 50 metre event.

Red Bull Ricciardo wins Grand Prix

Milton Keynes based Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo captured the chequered flag for the second time this season at the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Rain, crashes and safety cars made for a stunning race, aiding the previously forlorn Lewis Hamilton following his fire in qualifying on Saturday into another podium finish for the second successive Sunday.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso secured second for his best result for 10 months, with Hamilton hanging on to third ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton is now only 11 points adrift with eight races to run.

Hungarian Grand Prix
Daniel Ricciardo celebrates with the champagne on the podium. Credit: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images


Northants girl speaks of her delight at winning Gold

Francesca Jones from Northamptonshire has spoken of her delight after winning Gold and five silver rhythmic gymnastics medals at Glasgow 2014.

“I was trying so hard not to cry when the Welsh flag was raised,” said Jones, who took hoop silver in Delhi four years ago.

“With the final ribbon routine I had no nerves I just knew that I wanted the last ever performance to be special and to enjoy and savour it and that worked.

“It’s amazing to end a career in such a special way, I couldn’t ask for any more than to enjoy my last routine and to win the gold medal, it’s an absolute dream.”

– Francesca Jones

Norfolk shooter makes Commonwealth history

Veteran Norfolk shooter Michael Gault made Commonwealth Games history when he won bronze for England in the 10-metre air pistol event.

The 60-year-old grandfather from Dereham competing in his sixth Games, equalled the record for Commonwealth medals in any sport by bagging an astonishing 18th podium place.

Gault came out of retirement in a bid to break the record held by another shooter, Phillip Adams.

He has now moved level with the Australian, who has long since retired, and could move out on his own as the most decorated Commonwealth athlete in history with a 19th medal in the 50m event on Monday.

"It didn’t matter what colour it was, I’ve got the 18 medals now. 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.

“I was really feeling the pressure then and all the way through. I don’t know where all those tens were coming from as I was shooting all over the place and it was going in the middle. Somebody was on my side.”

– Mike Gault


Spurs youngster signs on loan for Peterborough

Kenny McEvoy
Kenny McEvoy playing for Spurs Credit: PA

Peterborough United have announced their latest signing.

Tottenham starlet Kenny McEvoy has joined the London Road side on a season-long youth loan.

The 19-year-old winger says he hopes to break into the first team. He told the club website: "It is good that I have been able to join in pre-season as I can get to know the lads before the season starts."

More on the club website.

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