Tie-Breakers Determine Men and Women Team Air Pistol Finals

Sisters Danielle and Kyley Marcotte of Yukon (centre) win gold in the women's team air pistol competition at the 2011 Canada Games in Halifax. Silver went to Kathleen Auton and Erin Beckett of BC (left) and taking home the bronze was Caroline Sims and Tanis Milan of Manitoba

Another very exciting day at the team air pistol competitions, which ended for the second time with head-to-head winners of the silver and gold medals!

The male air pistol team from Ontario, comprised of athletes Jordan Akow and Matthew Kao, won the gold medal following a tie-breaker. Their total score was 1073 on 120 targets.

Taking the silver medal, Quebec (Francis Le Sieur and Sébastien Arseneault) also finished with a total of 1073 points.

Alberta (Peter Shulze and Kendyll McIlroy) took the bronze medal with a total of 1056 points.

The female air pistol team from the Yukon, comprised of Danielle Marcotte and her sister Kyley Marcotte, won the gold medal following a tie-breaker. Their total score was 710 on 80 targets.

Taking the silver medal, British Columbia (Kathleen Auton and Erin Beckett) also finished with a total of 710 points.

Manitoba (Caroline Sims and Tanis Milne) took the bronze medal with a total of 695 points.

To view the results of today’s competitions, see the following Web sites: http://cg2011.gems.pro/Result/Event_PO_T_O.aspx?Event_GUID=f14cb587-13c1-43c4-94da-83a0fcd84b3f&SetLanguage=fr-CA&SetLanguage=fr-CA and http://cg2011.gems.pro/Result/Event_PO_T_O.aspx?Event_GUID=338145ec-b04f-4177-9d09-60335cdb8ed2&SetLanguage=fr-CA&SetLanguage=fr-CA

Wednesday, you can watch the individual female preliminary air rifle competition starting at 9 a.m. followed by the individual male event at 10:45. Finals in these categories will take place at 1:30 p.m. (female) and 2:15 p.m. (male). This event is being held at Sackville High School in Nova Scotia.

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