Pupil’ gives a masterclass

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After winning gold in the team event on Tuesday, Scott Douglas took the individual title and Dave Turner – his coach – picked up the silver.

Following good performances in the qualifying rounds, Douglas and Turner started the ten-round final in first and second places respectively.

But after just two shots, 19-year-old Douglas was already pulling away from his fellow Islander and at the half-way stage it was clear where the gold was heading.

Turner, however, had a battle on as the impressive Hakan Pettersson of Gotland looked like he was going to close the gap at one stage.

Despite all the pressure, Turner kept his cool and finished well clear of third to take the silver.

Douglas, a media technician at Hautlieu, said: ‘It was very tense out there and I had to really work hard to try and keep my heart-rate down.

I am so pleased.

In fact, you couldn’t print how happy I am.

Fantastic ‘It is also fantastic for me to beat Dave, because he has been my coach for years and I really respect him.

But it is a nice feeling!’ The event in fact was almost a non-starter for Douglas as he feared that a repeat of his winter back problem had surfaced last night.

‘I couldn’t believe it as I was in a lot of pain and showing all of symptoms of a repeat injury,’ he said.

He had a great start earlier in the day and I had a big gap to make up and needed him to make a few mistakes, but it didn’t happen.

I think I could have done better, but I’m delighted to have won a gold and silver this week.’

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