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Gault aiming for new record

England's most decorated Commonwealth Games athlete Mick Gault has another record in mind after his selection for Glasgow was confirmed.

Pistol shooter Gault has won 17 medals in the course of his career and needs one more to equal the all-time record of Australian shooter Phillip Adams, who retired in 2002.

Gault, who turns 60 next month, announced his retirement after the Delhi Games in 2010 but reversed his decision in a bid to reach the London 2012 Olympics, only to miss out on a selection technicality.

Gault told the Press Association: "I have a goal and that is to win one more medal and match Phillip Adams' all-time record.

"That is my main driving force and I will be doing everything I can in order to achieve it. So long as I can stand on the firing point knowing I have done everything possible, I will be happy."

Gault admitted he laboured under the weight of expectation in Delhi, where he won two medals, and came home convinced he had had enough of international competition.

His decision to return was made all the more painful when he secured a qualifying berth for the free pistol in London - only for Team GB to elect not to take up a host nation quota place in the discipline.

Gault added: "I realised I had fallen out of love with the sport in Delhi but I decided to give it one more shot and what happened with London was a kick in the groin.

"It was an embarrassment for the team but I am over it now and I definitely don't feel I have anything left to prove. I just intend to go to Glasgow and do as well I as possibly can representing England."

Gault is one of 14 athletes named in the first wave of shooting selections that encompasses the full bore, small bore rifle and small bore pistol squad. The remainder of the squad will be selected at a later date.