3rd Year Music student wins gold medal at the Commonwealth Games

3rd Year Music student wins gold medal at the Commonwealth Games

Kay Copland was on target for a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi yesterday.

The third-year music student took top honours in the 50-metre riflethree-position pairs with partner Jen McIntosh at the Delhi games.

Silver went to England's Michelle Smith and Sharon Lee with Indian pair Meena Kumari and Tejaswini Sawant third.

Copland and McIntosh tied with the English pair on 1,169 points buttook the gold on a higher x-ring count, an inner ring within themaximum 10 ring.

Earlier this week McIntosh and Copland had claimed Scotland's firstshooting medal of the Games when they won bronze in the 50-metre riflethree-position pairs

Kay, from Banff, is the Smallbore Captain of the University RifleClub and is in charge of the running of smallbore , helping to  selectteams and organising coaching for the rest of the club.

She said she was overwhelmed by their success and that the achievement was yet to sink in.

“I can’t quite believe we actually did it,” she said. “When ourcoach told us we were in first place I didn’t believe him at first.

“We went into the competition expecting to do quite well and we werehopeful of a medal but when you actually take gold it comes as a realshock.

“I still can’t believe we’ve actually done it.”

Drew Leitch, President of Sport , Aberdeen University Sports Union,said: “It is such an incredible achievement — it makes me very proudthat a Sports Union member, a full time student and a club captain canstrive to not only compete but succeed amongst the best.”

 

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