Hunt targets more Aussie team duties
By GREGOR MACTAGGART
CALLIOPE full-bore rifle shooter Leigh Hunt is celebrating after her Australian under-25 team won their one-off test against Great Britain in Brisbane on the weekend.
The 18-year-old shone in her first national appearance as the Australians defeated the Poms by just three points. It was an upset victory by the young Aussies who were given little chance by pundits against an experienced Great Britain line-up.
Hunt produced scores of 49.7, 50.3, 48.2 and 48.3 over the four different distances to be one of Australia's best performers.
She was very happy with her performances in wet conditions and said representing Australia was a great honour.
"I did pretty well and it was just nice to be part of a winning Australian team,'' Hunt said.
"The weather was really bad, it was raining heaps and made it tough to shoot.
"But with Dad's help I was able to keep the rifle dry and shot well, it was great to beat them.''
Hunt is back in action for Australia in October in a test series against New Zealand.