University of Bath student Kristian Callaghan collected Britain’s first gold medal of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival today (Friday).
Callaghan, who is a first year Mechanical Engineering student, stuck gold in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol shooting competition at the event in Sydney.
Callaghan said: “It was brilliant when I found out that I was the first member of Team GB to win gold at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival. That was only my second-ever rapid pistol final so to go into a shoot out was really tense. I couldn’t be happier.”
He returns to action in the 50m pistol tomorrow (Saturday).
Twelve-year-old Tiola Gleeson, who trained at the University of Bath with coach Sarah Binding in the lead up to the festival, was a member of the GB rhythmic gymnastics team finishing fifth today.
It was a day that saw GB win 10 medals – three golds, four silvers and three bronzes.
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