Campion overcomes nerves
CIVIL Servant Sarah Campion overcome a nervous start to claim 15th place in the women’s 50 metre rifle prone competition yesterday.
At the Belmont Shooting Centre, the Jersey Outdoor Smallbore Rifle Club and Western MRC member finished strongly with two 103 scores.
‘I started slowly,’ said Campion, adding: ‘It really was a ropey start and it was down to me being very nervous.
‘I was in the company of some big name shooters from all over the world and it affected me at the start.
‘It was windy as well and in the end I was really pleased with the way I finished with a couple of 103s.
‘That’s the way shooting goes sometimes, I had my family looking on behind me as well and it was not the best of my shoots, but I’m certainly happy with the finish.
‘I’d certainly like to compete a the Commonwealth Games again. Shooting is not included for Birmingham  but I don’t think that subject is finished yet.
‘To get here I’ve had to work hard for two-and-a-bit years and take part in UK competitions. It has cost a lot of money as well.
‘But it’s been worth it and I’d love to do it again, but I’m not sure when yet.’
Teenager Cameron Pirouet, like Campion a first-timer at Commonwealth Games level, competes in the men’s 50m rifle 3-positional shoot at the Belmont Shooting Centre tomorrow.