16-year-old Jack Rossiter (Onkaparinga Hills, SA) has broken the Australian Male and Junior Male records in 10m Air Rifle at the IWK Competition in Munich, Germany.
Rossiter shot a world class score of 597 (619.2) out of a possible 600, achieving a personal best on his way to setting new Australian records.
The IWK competition is the final leg of a European air gun tour for a team of Australian athletes. Rossiter has been on fire, shooting consistently high quality scores throughout the tour.
Currently ranked third in Australia, Rossiter started off the 2014 International Season with the Grand Prix in Plzen, Czech Republic, where he won two gold medals in both the 10m Air Rifle Junior Men’s events.
On the next leg of the tour, at the Meyton Cup in Innsbruck, Austria, Rossiter maintained his strong form by shooting very solid scores during qualification, and then went on to win a bronze medal for Australia.
Australian International Shooting Limited CEO Damien Marangon commended Rossiter on his success.
“Jack’s solid scores are a testimony to his hard work and he is fast becoming a real contender for the 2014 Commonwealth Games team. No doubt we will be seeing more of him in the future!” Marangon said.
Rossiter’s success comes on the back of a rigorous training program in what is an important selection year for athletes.
Since his early days as a 12-year-old junior at the Reynella Smallbore & Air Rifle Club in Reynella, SA, Rossiter has gone from strength to strength to currently hold both Australian records in his event.
The IWK Competition in Munich runs from 22 to 26 January 2014.