Gunning for gold

BENDIGO shooter Geoff Grenfell will chase a second Commonwealth Games gold medal after he was named in Australia's team for the event in Glasgow in July.

It will be third time Grenfell has represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games, having won gold in Auckland in 1994 and narrowly missing out on a medal in New Delhi in 2010.

The Australian team was announced on Thursday, with Grenfell to compete in the full bore rifle individual event and the pairs event with James Corbett.

Grenfell all but guaranteed his place in the Aussie team when he won the South Australian Queen's Prize shoot last October.

Shooting Australia CEO Damien Marangon said current world rankings showed the team was better placed than it had ever been leading into a Commonwealth Games.

He said the team had a modest target of between three and six medals, given there were less medals on offer than in previous Games.

Most of the pairs events have been cut, reducing the total events from 36 to 19.

"We are fiercely focused on going to these Games to have a great result and we think we've picked the team that can do that for us," he said.

The shooting events will be hosted at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre - a satellite venue near Carnoustie on Scotland's east coast - and will run from July 25-29.

ON TARGET: Australian team member Geoff Grenfell.

ON TARGET: Australian team member Geoff Grenfell.

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