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Gault aims at medals record

PUBLISHED: 11:22 23 September 2009 | UPDATED: 15:23 07 July 2010

Dereham shooter Mick Gault has announced he will retire from competing in the Commonwealth Games after next year's event in New Dehli - and is determined to go out with a real bang.

Dereham shooter Mick Gault has announced he will retire from competing in the Commonwealth Games after next year's event in New Dehli - and is determined to go out with a real bang.

Gault, 55, has won 15 medals in four Commonwealth Games since making his debut in 1994, and if he can get four more in India he will be the most decorated competitor of all time in any sport from any country.

The civil servant, who is based at RAF Marham, will take part in eight events and is in prime form with a year to go to the Games.

He has just won free pistol, short range and standard pistol (air) at the British championships at Bisley.

Gault has now been granted a so-called Section Five certificate which gives him more freedom from the strict gun laws, but he said it is a “half-hearted measure.”

The New Dehli Games are being staged next October and Gault will be in the Indian city in February for the Commonwealth Championships.

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