Sally Johnston

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Sally Johnston
Medal record
Representing  New Zealand
Women's shooting
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Glasgow 50 m rifle prone
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Kuala Lumpur 50 m rifle prone
Oceania Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Sydney 50 m rifle prone
Silver medal – second place 2015 Sydney 50 m rifle prone
Silver medal – second place 2013 Sydney 50 m rifle prone
Silver medal – second place 2011 Sydney 50 m rifle prone
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Sydney 50 m rifle three positions
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Sydney 50 m rifle three positions
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Brisbane 50 m rifle three positions
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Auckland 50 m rifle three positions

Sally Johnston (born Invercargill, New Zealand) is a competitive sport shooter from New Zealand. She started shooting in 1983 with her first international competition in 1995 at the Oceania Championships in Auckland. Johnston placed eighth in the 50m rifle three positions and ninth in the 10m air rifle. In 1997 she beat her personal bests in all three events at the Oceania Championships in Adelaide where she placed fourth in the 50m rifle prone, tenth in the 10m air rifle and eleventh in 50m rifle three positions event.[1]

At the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Johnston won the bronze medal in the women's 50m prone event. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne she finished fifth and at the 2010 Commonwealth Games she finished seventh.[2]

She won the gold medal in the same event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, winning by 0.6 of a point.[3] She shot a games record of 620.7 to narrowly beat South Africa's Esmari van Reenen.[2]

Since 2007, Johnston has trained and competed whilst working full-time at the Ministry for Primary Industries in Wellington. She has worked in the role of Manager for Food and Beverage since 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISSF - International Shooting Sport Federation - issf-sports.org". www.issf-sports.org. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Johnston on target for Glasgow gold". Radio New Zealand. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. ^ Commonwealth Games: Johnston hits target with gold medal New Zealand Herald, 29 July 2014