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David Calvert remains in with a shot of adding to his impressive medal haul

David Calvert
David Calvert

By Paul Burrows

It was another day of mixed fortunes for Northern Ireland's competitors.

In shooting, David Calvert, chasing a ninth Games medal, is 10th after day one of the individual full bore rifle event, with team-mate Jack Alexander 12th after shooting at 300, 500 and 600 yards.

In bowls, women's pair Catherine Beattie and Sandra Bailie missed out on a quarter-final place after losing against Wales.

Gary Kelly lost his final singles group tie with Canada's Ryan Bester but both had already reached the last eight.

The men's four of Ian McClure, Martin McHugh, Simon Martin and Andrew Kyle has qualified for the quarter-finals after a 24-4 win over Fiji but the women's triple of Sally McAuley, Donna McCloy and Erin Smith are out after a 30-5 defeat by Australia.

In table tennis, Ashley Robinson and Paul McCreery are into the last 16 of men's doubles after a straight sets win over their opponents from Tuvalu but Owen Cathcart and Zak Wilson lost to Scots Gavin Rumgay and Craig Howieson. Cathcart, meanwhile, bowed out of the singles after losing to Nigeria's Bode Abio.

Badminton brother and sister Sinead and Ciaran Chambers were beaten 21-6 21-12 by Malaysian top seeds Soon Huat Goh and Shevon Jemie Lai in the last 32 of the mixed doubles, while Ciaran also lost at the same stage of the men's singles to Sri Lanka's Dinuka Karunaratna.

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