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Christie takes silver medal in skeet shooting while Shaw and MacLeod take bronze in Queen's prize pairs

Scotland's Drew Christie won a silver medal in the skeet, while Ian Shaw and Angus MacLeod take bronze in the Queen's prize pairs event. 

The 34-year-old from Dundee, which is near to the shooting competition in Barry Buddon, delighted the home crowd by reaching the gold-medal match.

But Christie's technique deserted him when it mattered most as he hit a disastrous six clays out of 16 to lose out to Georgios Achilleos of Cyprus, who went one better than his silver in Delhi four years ago.

Ian Shaw said of he and Angus MacLeod's success: "It's fantastic. Silver or gold would have been better but we'll live with bronze.
"How we will celebrate? We are competing at 9.40 in the morning, but we might sneak in a small Coca-Cola."

There was more medal success for the home nations in the shape of England's Rory Warlow, who secured the bronze after a tight tussle with another Cypriot, Andreas Chasikos.

Chasikos, who was third in 2010, looked like repeating the feat but missed two clays with his final four shots, allowing 24-year-old Warlow, from Plymouth, to clinch a medal.

Welshman Malcolm Allen, whose wife Elena won silver in the same event on Friday, finished fifth.

Christie was far from downhearted, though, as he re-emerged draped in the Scottish flag and took the cheers of the Carnoustie crowd.

Instead he was thrilled to exorcise the ghost of Delhi four years earlier, where he was edged into fourth place.

"It's brilliant, I can't believe it," he said.

"The first part of the final was nerve-wracking but I don't remember the second bit (gold-medal match). I was away by that time.

"Last time in Delhi I just missed out so to make it into the top two and know you've got a medal was brilliant.

"The support has been brilliant, I could not have done it without them. It's not sunk in yet."

Warlow had words of encouragement for his friend Christie following the competition.

He said: "I spoke to Drew at the end and told him everyone was very proud of him, and not to worry about what happened in the last final.

"Me and him are very good friends and I am happy he got a medal today."

Warlow was also, understandably, delighted with his first Commonwealth medal.

"It's fantastic," he added. "I came here with the intention of getting to the final and in the final it's anyone's game so I'm very happy.

"He (Achilleos) let me in big time at the end but it comes and goes - I let the gold and sliver medallists in in the first match.

"That's how skeet shooting is. I was a bit nervous but I handled myself pretty well. My only thought was 'hit them'."

Scot Jen McIntosh, a double gold medallist in Delhi, could only manage seventh in the 10m air rifle with Jenny Corish of Wales eighth, while England's Geri Buckley was eighth in the 25m pistol.

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