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Shooter Gault to retire

Shooter Michael Gault has retired after missing out on a place in the final of the 50m air pistol.

Shooter Michael Gault's bid to become the outright most successful Commonwealth athlete of all time is over after he missed out on a place in the final of the 50m air pistol.

The 60-year-old grandfather from Norfolk, competing at his sixth Games, had drawn level with fellow shooter Phillip Adams on Saturday when he won his 18th medal, taking bronze in the 10m discipline.

Gault said afterwards that he had achieved what he came out of retirement for, and that he would be 'chillaxing' when he stepped back on to the range for Monday's event.

And, despite shooting a competitive total of 529 from his six rounds, he bowed out of the competition in 13th place.