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Shooting: Fullbore brothers bid to emulate father's triumph

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  • Le Cheminants hoping to match 1987 gold medal winning performance of their father.
  • Wealth of experience within the four-strong squad alongside former junior world champion Amy.

THREE Commonwealth Games marksmen have been named in Jersey's fullbore rifle shooting team for the NatWest Island Games in June.

Brothers Barry and Andrew Le Cheminant and fellow Commonwealth Games shot Bruce Horwood are in the four-man team together with teenager Fabien Amy, who won the under-25 world championship pairs event at Bisley two years ago.

Brothers Andrew and Barry Le Cheminant

Andrew Le Cheminant won gold in the fullbore rifle pairs when the Games were staged in Jersey in 1997 and this year he will again be on the range in the fullbore event, along with his brother Barry, where he hopes to win an individual medal.

The Le Cheminant's will look to follow their late father's success, as David Le Cheminant won the fullbore individual and pairs golds medals in Guernsey in 1987.

Andrew said: 'It's great to have the chance to compete alongside Barry and it's a great pity that Dad is not around to see us in the event that he won.'

'I anticipate that I will be using the rifle that our father used to win his gold medals in 1987, although it has had a new barrel since them.

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Fabien Amy and Bruce Horwood

'I'm really looking forward to the event and shooting alongside Andrew.'

Amy (19) said: 'I'm greatly looking forward to the opportunity to compete in a home Games to begin my Island Games career and I'm aiming to smash it and bring back gold!'

Horwood, who has been shooting fullbore for 30 years, will shoot in a Games for the third time. He won gold in the 300 metre shoot in Jersey in 1997 with a Games record score before successfully defending his title in Gotland two years later.

Fullbore individual event: Andrew and Barry Le Cheminant. Fullbore pairs event: Fabien Amy and Bruce Horward.

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