12 Oct 2010

New Zealand shooters finish in the middle of their fields

11:57 pm on 12 October 2010

The New Zealand shooters Ryan Taylor and Adrian Black have finished 8th in the men's 50-metre rifle prone pairs final at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Taylor shot 588 from his six series, while Black had a bit more difficulty, shooting 578 to bring their total to 1166.

The Scotland pair won the event, with a total of 1181.

Earlier, the New Zealand women also finished in the middle of the field in the 50-metre rifle prone singles final.

Sally Johnston finished ninth in the 21-strong field, shooting a total of 586 after a shaky start, while Juliet Etherington finished one point behind in 11th.