Shooter wins surprise first gold for Singapore in Glasgow

Shooter wins surprise first gold for Singapore in Glasgow

SINGAPORE - Singapore's first medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was of the gold variety, and it came from an unlikely source yesterday.

Shooter Teo Shun Xie, 25, delivered a sparkling performance to top a 28-strong field at the women's 10m air pistol competition at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre.

The research officer, who finished 14th in the same event at the 2010 New Delhi edition, notched a Games record score of 198.6 points, ahead of India's Malaika Goel (197.1) and Canada's Dorothy Ludwig (177.2).

Teo, who got a silver in the same event at last year's SEA Games, came from fifth place after the qualifying round to win her gold.

This article was first published on July 26, 2014.
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