[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyanese Rifle team will return home with the Milex Cup following a dominant performance in the Long Range section of the Team shoot at the West Indies Full Bore Championship.
Held at the Twickenham Park ranges in Spanish Town, Jamaica, the eight man team shot a grand total of 676 points and 29 V-bulls outclassing the hosts by 30 points in the shooting match held over 900 and 1000 yards.
The Jamaicans ended on 646 points and 23 Vs Trinidad and Tobago 610 with 7 Vs, Antigua/Barbuda 607 and 15 Vs and Barbados in the cellar position with 565 with 14 V.
The lot produced a combined total of 344 and 16 Vs at 900 yards led by Ransford Goodluck who shot 47 with one V-bull out of a possible of 50. Captain Mahendra Persaud shot 45.4, Ryan Sampson 44.2, Sigmund Douglas 44.0, Lennox Braithwaite shot 43.4, Leo Romalho 43.2, debutant Sherwin Felicien 40.1 and Dylan Fields 38.2.
The 1000 yards range provided a serious challenge the Guyanese again came out on top with 332 points and 13 Vs; Braithwaite 46.3, Goodluck 45.4, Persaud 43.2, Douglas 41.2, Felicien 41.1, Fields 41.0 and Romalho 36.
Jamaica secured 306.9, Antigua/Barbuda 253.5, Trinidad and Tobago 275.1 and Barbados 253.5. Team captain Persaud said the victory was fantastic team effort from the shooters, coached and support staff.
“We had to use all of our experience to pull off this victory. We were both mentally and physically prepared for it and we introduced new systems we learnt recently from Great Britain coach Ian Shaw who held a two-week coaching stint in Guyana earlier this year,” said Persaud.
The Short Range Team match will see an unnamed team in Persaud (Captain), Fields (Vice Captain), Braithwaite, Goodluck, Romalho, Sampson, Douglas and Felicien.