Goulburn's David Wright has boosted his chances of national selection with a win at the Target Rifle South Australia Championships in Adelaide on May 2.
Wright, who represents the Goulburn Small Bore Rifle Club, competed in the Open 50m prone rifle event last Sunday at the Wingfield Rifle Range.
Up against strong competition in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Teams winners Dane Sampson and Elise Collier, Wright scored 247.8 points to claim a narrow victory.
He edged out Collier (246.1) and Sampson (225.6) for first place, a result which also improves his chances of Australian selection ahead of the Oceania Championships in November.
Sampson, a Queensland native, and Collier, of Victoria, combined earlier in the championships to win gold in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Teams event.
It was Sampson's second such prize, and the pair have now strengthened their bid to represent Australia in the same division during the Tokyo Olympics later this year.
The winners of the teams event in Adelaide were decided by the first pair to reach 16 points.
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Sampson and Collier secured victory over Jack and Tori Rossiter during their 12th,13th, and 14th series, giving them a 16-12 win overall.
Katarina Kowplos and Michael Davis took home the bronze medal with a dominant 16-2 win over Olivia Cartwright and Ben Holko.
The South Australian Championships were held in conjunction with their Victorian ISSF Shotgun Championships over the weekend.
Past and future Olympians, including the likes of James Willett, Catherine Skinner, and Laura Coles all shone with victories in their respective divisions in Echuca.
Willett clutched a dramatic come-from-behind victory to win the Trap gold medal after qualifying fifth out of six positions for the final.
He hit 45 of 50 targets to out-shoot Victorians Todd Malone (42/50) and Joey Yarak (32/40).
Likewise, Skinner (40/50) secured a narrow one-target victory in the Women's Trap final over Renae Jones (39/50).
Coles, who is bound for Tokyo later this year, continued her dominant form with a third consecutive Performance Series victory in the Women's Skeet. She shot 51/60 targets to edge out rival Brittany Melbourne.
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