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MEDIA RELEASE The Hon. Danna Vale, MP Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence


01 Aug 2002 MIN 385/02





An Army soldier is one of a host of Australians who have won gold at the Manchester Commonwealth Games.

Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence, Danna Vale, today congratulated the Townsville-based 1RAR soldier, Private Tim Lowndes who won gold in the 50m rifle three position pairs event in small-bore shooting on Tuesday.

"Private Lowndes yesterday added a bronze medal to his gold, coming third in the 10m air rifle event," Minister Vale said.

"Private Lowndes’ skill at arms is a credit to him, his regiment, the Australian Army and to the nation.

"This is a fantastic achievement and is a wonderful result for a soldier who is very dedicated to the Army and his sport of target shooting.

"I am sure that all Australians would join me in saying how proud we are of his success. We wish him all the best for his remaining events in the 50m rifle positions singles event and the 50m rifle pairs and singles events."

Private Lowndes is an accomplished marksman in three small bore rifle shooting disciplines - prone, three position (standing, kneeling and prone) and standing air rifle.

At the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur he won gold in his favourite event, the three position, won silver in the three position team event and a bronze in the prone teams event.

He again represented Australia in all three disciplines at the Sydney Olympics where he finished a credible 19th in the three position event and 21st in the prone event.



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