Grandfather ready to 'chillax' after making Commonwealth Games history

Sheffield born grandfather Michael Gault has made Commonwealth Games history after winning bronze for England in the 10-metre air pistol event.

Grandfather Michael Gault makes sporting history after winning bronze in air pistol event Credit: Gareth Fuller/Press Association

The 60-year-old, who now lives in Norfolk and is competing in his sixth Games, equalled the existing medals record by bagging an impressive 18th podium place. The veteran shooter came out of retirement to try to break the current record held by Australian Philip Adams. On winning bronze Michael said:

"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."

– Michael Gault

Gault is now on equal footing with Adams, and if he wins a medal in the 50m event on Monday he could become the most decorated Commonwealth athlete in history.