Female Navy exec stars as PH wins 2 shooting golds

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    A female navy official succeeded where her male counterparts have failed so far, giving the Philippines its breakthrough gold medal Wednesday in the shooting competition of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Marine Corps Training Center in Taguig.

    Lt. Commander Marly Martir topped the women’s WAPPC 1500 individual contest with 1450-60, beating Indonesian Kartkasai Pratitwi and Malaysian Mohd Yusof Yusliiana who settled for the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

    Martir, a gold medal winner in the National Open PPC event and a silver and bronze medalist in the 43rd SEASA Individual and team event last year, combined with Franchette Shayne Quiroz and Elvie Baldovino to bag the gold in the team event with a total score of 43.20.

    With six days left in the shooting competition, the Philippines is hoping to add more gold medals in several events, including the mixed benchrest air rifle event that was postponed last Tuesday due to typhoon Tisoy.

    Martir pieced together scores of 263-21, 177-5, 221-5, 234-6, 582-23 in five rounds, finishing five markers ahead of Pratitwi, who had scores of 238-17, 178-7, 220-3, 239-12, 570-23 for a 1445-62 total. Yusliiana had scores of 236-13, 177-8, 218-1, 233-6, 577-21 for a total of 1441-49.