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Commonwealth Games: David Calvert is in third and on target to achieve

By Martin Kelly

David Calvert, in his 10th Commonwealth Games, is third after stage one of the full bore rifles individual event. The 63-year-old Ulsterman has a score of 104-12v, with two more days of competition left in the event, which continues today.

In table tennis, Team NI beat Scotland 3-1 in the final of the classification event in front of a partisan crowd, finishing 13th overall.

The team’s youngest player, 16-year-old Hannah Lynch-Dawson, won two singles and Ashley Givan — who along with Emma Ludlow was edged out in the doubles — won one.

The Northern Ireland squad finished sixth in the first ever Commonwealth Games mixed team triathlon relay.

Aileen Reid led the way and stormed to the front in a group that included England, Canada and New Zealand.

Conor Murphy held that position through the second leg but the group grew to eight countries.

Eimear Mullen and Russell White brought the team home in a time of 1:15.52, just under 2.30 behind winners England who included both individual winners Alistair Brownlee and Jodie Stimpson.

In badminton, the Northern Ireland team lost to Jersey 5-0 in their final group game of the mixed team event and failed to make the knockout stages.

Despite a strong fight, judo’s Mark Montgomery lost his opening match in the men's -100kg class and was eliminated.

In the +100kg class, Gavin McNeill appeared to have won his repechage to move into a fight for the bronze medal but the referee reversed the decision.

Madeline Perry was beaten 11-6, 11-4, 11-6 by world number four Joelle King of New Zealand in the squash quarter-finals.

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